/ FRI NIGHT VID: Ondra falls off a 7a
Didn’t he fall off La Marie Rose too? Then again, that is absolutely nails.
I just love this video so, so much
But then he climbs at a level where polish probably isn't an issue, so I assume he was caught off-guard! On that same trip he also flashed La Merveille and Gecko Assis
I can proudly say I have dropped that very same move twice as well. Never felt so good watching someone falling?! 🤔
> But then he climbs at a level where polish probably isn't an issue
Maybe Silence has escaped so far but some very hard routes suffer the same fate as the easier routes. For example Rainman at Malham weighs in at F9b and starts up Raindogs, which is just as polished as the crag warm up.
I climb mostly in China and i think their are only a few 8c 8c+ and harder routes in the whole of Asia, as a result if you go to crags with 8cs they very often have ques to climb them and presumably are therefore quite polished.
Just watched the video and thought Wow! That tufa looks familiar. Well...it is ...cos I did Truffelschwein a couple of years ago. I thought it felt 7a+ so that gives him a plus more excuse for slipping off it!😊 It took me three goes to do it. Does this mean I am now on about a par with Ondra??? 😊😊
In reply to climberchristy:
3 goes to write this post as well
Sorry lost me there?
> Sorry lost me there?
At one stage (not now) your previous post was displayed three times in a row.
Ah thanks for clearing that up. When I posted it seemed not to submit so I clicked submit a couple more times. However from my login view it only appeared once.
Seems to me that, given the newfound faux kudos potential from flashing this route, whatever hideous polish there already is on that foothold may be about to get a whole lot worse.
It's made him (or his sponsors) some good publicity, whatever. I don't bother to follow his latest top ticks - but we can all relate to someone who comes down to earth with us ;)
Continuing his superb form into 2020, Eliot Stephens has returned to Ticino and ticked Dave Graham's From Girt Grows The Flowers, Font 8C.