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NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: Blind and Naked

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 UKC Articles 10 Dec 2009
[Eldorado Canyon. The Naked Edge, P Livesey , 2 kb]Erik Weihenmayer is blind. In this video he climbs one of America's most famous routes; The Naked Edge.

The Naked Edge in Eldorado canyon in Colorado is graded 5.11b and is seven pitches long. The route translates to around E4 and sports some tough climbing on cracks and chimneys with an airy traverse to gain the final steep crack on the top pitch.



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In reply to UKC Articles: that is an awesome effort and is really really inspriring!!! he must be a proper beast to hang on and feel for the holds!!! good effort man your a legend!
 Lawrie Brand 10 Dec 2009
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Maximum respect!
 Carless 10 Dec 2009
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Amazing!
 James Oswald 10 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles:
Awesome! Makes you realise how much most people take their sight for granted.
James
 petestack 10 Dec 2009
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Absolutely fantastic. Something that really merits the description of 'awesome'!
 freemanTom 10 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Dudes also written a decent book, so good in fact I can't remember the title.
 PeteH 11 Dec 2009
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So.... Was anyone else disappointed to see he didn't lead the whole thing, then think about it for a bit, and realise how ridiculous an idea that would be?

Pete.
 Hardonicus 11 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Impressive bit of non-sighting.
 kevinknights 11 Dec 2009
In reply to freemanTom (Guildford MC):

I think it's "Touch the top of the world". Amusing bit about filling in the forms at a climbing wall, him being blind and his partner with ADHD...
 jon 12 Dec 2009
In reply to Hardonicus:
> (In reply to UKC Articles) Impressive bit of non-sighting.

Yes, well said. I can't even imagine climbing it with my eyes shut... I mean, you'd be bound to cheat! Brilliant!

 DJayB 12 Dec 2009
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not all he has done!.....

youtube.com/watch?v=xKO6G0pC0AM&
 DJayB 12 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: a great effort tho
Ada 15 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Blind and gay wow!
mountainsheep 17 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: "He's climbed the highest mountain in the world and he's gay"
I had no idea being gay was a disability the silly woman.
 EZ 25 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Articles:

Brilliant.

This is his web site: http://www.touchthetop.com/
 don macb 25 Dec 2009
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i particularly dug his quote where he says we're to consider it less as inspirational, more like dumb. class!

respeq innit...

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