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UKC News - on 25 Oct 2018
Jim Pope has repeated Seb Grieve's Meshuga, E9 6c at Black Rocks, Derbyshire. The route is a bold, monolithic test piece that has seen off many attempts, ending in groundfalls and injury on more than one occasion.

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mrphilipoldham - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Excellent work and a good write up. 

It's just a shame that Jim felt the need to resort to using 'send' and it would appear that the top rope has been photoshopped out?

Durbs on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Presumably the photos aren't from the successful attempt as he's not wearing a helmet, which he mentions he needed?

Top stuff from a strong lad!

mrphilipoldham - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Durbs:

No it says at the bottom that they're from top rope practice.. despite the lack of any rope, top or otherwise. I hope that it's not this beady eye that has encouraged the dislikers who thought it was the successful attempt.. 

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Michael Hood - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Has this ever been done onsight, flashed or ground up?

Or have all ascents been after practice?

Mountain Spirit - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Well done bruva! Congrats young Jim! 

Great job fella!

Post edited at 17:48
blaza1 - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Michael Hood:

Don't think so but I think a certain Sheffield climber did it in his socks once....

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webbo - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

At 38 are you not bit long in the tooth to be using bruva.

 

Mountain Spirit - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to webbo:

I am 40 actually and someone called me brother on another thread

Michael Gordon - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Michael Hood:

> Has this ever been done onsight, flashed or ground up?> 

No. I think it will be a very long time before this happens - just not that sort of route!

webbo - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

40 years old, that’s really down with the kids.

 

A Longleat Boulderer - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to webbo:

If you're going to hijack a thread, at least make it less f*cking banal.

To the topic of the thread. Great achievement. Hard Grit lines seem to be less newsworthy these days and I guess rightly so. But it is still nice to see them being done.

I think I may dig out my DVD this evening! Top work Jim!

Michael Hood - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Michael Gordon:

Maybe a long time until the onsight but a flash should be fairly doable if the beta is a video (and assuming you have the balls for it )

webbo - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to A Longleat Boulderer:

If Sav didn’t post on every news thread implying he was best mates with who ever made the news. I wouldn’t be commenting.

If he just used a tiny percentage of that time to go climbing, he might go some way to achieving his dreams.

 

A Longleat Boulderer - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to webbo:

If you've personal problems with that user, leave it off the forums. If you haven't... go to bed.

Michael Gordon - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to Michael Hood:

> Maybe a long time until the onsight but a flash should be fairly doable if the beta is a video (and assuming you have the balls for it )

That's the theory but there's still a massive difference when you don't know the feel of the holds and without any mental/muscle memory of the moves, on a physical route which basically is a solo. And there's the knowledge of two top climbers who fell off on lead despite practising it to their heart's content.  

webbo - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to A Longleat Boulderer:

I didn’t realise that you only were allowed to post what was acceptable to you.

I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

 

planetmarshall on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to webbo:

> I didn’t realise that you only were allowed to post what was acceptable to you.

You can post whatever you like, and anyone else can reply and tell you not to be such an ass.

 

webbo - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to planetmarshall:

Yellow trousers and a wife beater, even the cats laughed at that outfit.

 

Mountain Spirit - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Would be going climbing if my I had new shoes but I am sure people know that Adidas has purchased Five Ten and Adidas sponsor Drill music artists....

Drill is associated with all the stabbings in London.

The other reason is that I have some very sad news to share with  Users tomorrow.

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Mountain Spirit - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to webbo:

I was planning to just do some bouldering and do a meet up before something a close family member became very ill.

Mountain Spirit - on 25 Oct 2018
In reply to A Longleat Boulderer:

thank you

Wide_Mouth_Frog - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

I hope he didn't put a pad at the bottom. It's only E8 if you do.....

Skip - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

 

> Drill is associated with all the stabbings in London.

Nonsense

 

yesbutnobutyesbut - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

>

> Drill is associated with all the stabbings in London.

I just associate it with the Dentist!

 

JHiley on 26 Oct 2018
Mountain Spirit - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to yesbutnobutyesbut:

Lmao. Lol.

Mountain Spirit - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Skip:

Really?

Skip - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

Yes really. Various music genres have been blamed for violence over the decades, along with console games, books and other art forms. In the occasional case it may influence individuals, but overall it's nonsense.

cmliebmann - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Awesome effort.

Out of interest, was there any report on the use of mats for the ascent? Was walking past Meshuga when they were setting up a top rope on Wednesday, but didn't stick around long enough to see the ascent so was just wondering if the pads that were brought along were used?

Mountain Spirit - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Skip:

Including old-skool Hip-Hop and Rock Music

To be Frank - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to Mountain Spirit:

I've listened to Rock music for decades, never became a good climber.

Mountain Spirit - on 26 Oct 2018
In reply to To be Frank:

lmho


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