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UKC Articles - on 07 Dec 2017
Crux pitch on the Voie Petit - 8b, 4 kbIn this series of articles, Tom Ripley interviews some well-known climbing partnerships to dig up their dirty secrets and find out what they really think of one another...

I've often heard James McHaffie described as the dark lord of British climbing. If Caff is the dark lord then Ben Bransby is the court jester. The pair are two of Britain's very best rock climbers, excelling at all disciplines particularly, onsight, hard trad. They've now been climbing together for nearly twenty years and if you carefully read between the lines, you'll find a few backhanded compliments.



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pasbury on 07 Dec 2017
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Brilliant, these two shambling wads kind of sum up British trad.

The picture of Bransby about to take a massive lob off the Eigg route is one of the best climbing shots ever.
Steve Woollard on 07 Dec 2017
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Excellent
Duncan Campbell - on 07 Dec 2017
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F*cking brilliant!!
Michael Gordon - on 07 Dec 2017
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Great stuff
derryclimbs - on 07 Dec 2017
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Look out for Perfect partners #763: Caff & Mountain Spirit
TonyG - on 08 Dec 2017
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Great work... Absolutely loved this article... And the video on the BMC site of Ben climbing Parthian Shot is one of my all-time faves!
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