/ NEWS: First Trad Ascent of Spain's Hardest Crack By Tom Randall
> Tom Randall has made the first trad ascent of Spain's hardest crack. La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b+) in Vadiello in Northern Spain
"In terms of grading, Tom thinks placing the gear on lead would equate to something like soft 8b when compared to a lot of other cracks."
He's got some digits on him that Citro! Makes me look like a piano player.
Nice one Tom!
Can someone please enlighten my as to what is meant by "fixed natural protection" on the original ascent?
Is this just an obscure way of saying pre-placed gear?
> Nice one Tom!
> Can someone please enlighten my as to what is meant by "fixed natural protection" on the original ascent?
Watching the video of the original ascent, that is indeed what is meant. Cams are pre-placed all the way up the crack.
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