In reply to UKC News:
Well done. Braille Trail always looks such an amazing route. Interestingly he did not seem to have to dyno the final move on Master's Edge like other climbers have. Is he taller or just has a different technique?
In reply to nigel pearson:
I think he does it the same way as others (certainly very similar to Richard Ekehead in Hard Grit) but just had more left in the tank and kept his feet on so pulled through virtually statically.
In reply to Roy: Doing a route well isn't proportional to how unsafe you are climbing. If he wants to climb with a pad at the bottom then go him, it doesn't detract from the climb it only means he'd rather not be out of action for a few months with a broken ankle.
Don't see the fuss about it. Why doesn't everyone solo everything if being unsafe is the only proper way to climb?
> It's a trad climb and should be done as such.
> If you can't climb the lower section without the protection of mats then don't climb it.
> No need to for the pre climb trip to Benson’s for Beds.
> What's next. a bouncy castle over at Widdup Wall ?
I would be interested to know how your frankly agressive cyber-attiude translates into your personal ethics at the crag.
Are you really the bastion of ethics which you'd like to impose on those more able and dedicated than yourself? If you are genuinely climbing in better style then Michele, and really challenging what you are capable of physically and mentally then I apologise and have some respect for you. If not, please keep your frankly unpleasant attitude to yourself.
In reply to Roy: Somebody more knowledgeable may correct me, but I suspect it might be the case that the only person to have done New Statesman without ANY sort of mattage is the first ascentionist. Does that render it unrepeated?
In reply to UKC News: Nobody cares what a load of bumbling scared pathetic climbers on a forum have to say about going trad climbing without pads. He is honest, in keeping with local ethics, not damaging anything... excellent form! Really enjoyed Michel's blog during his visit. Brilliant climber, having loads of fun!
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