/ NEWS: VIDEO: Onsight Solo First Ascent In London

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UKC News - on 19 Jun 2009
[Mikey Robertson solo on the Lloyd's Building in London, 3 kb]Mikey Robertson has been up to his old tricks again. The often naked, deep-water-solo enthusiast has soloed up the side of the fourteen-story Lloyd's building on Lime Street in London.


Dressed in a smart suit, but with rock boots and chalk bag, Robertson climbed the 88 metre building onsight and free. We don't have a grade for the line as yet, but it is thought to be technically quite reasonable.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48007

NOTE: This now has an updated video (Monday Morning)

goneforever on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

First ascent eh? Is the line completely independent of Alain Robert's?
fizzy_elephant - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Did anyone see him top out? Does it still count?
In reply to Martin76: As far as I can tell it's a new route. Do you know any different?
In reply to fizzy_elephant: I think we'll give it to him! The ascent is there to be improved upon of course ;-)

Jack
goneforever on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

I'll need to see a detailed description. Looks a bit eliminate.
In reply to Martin76: Clearly the big question is: What's the state of the fixed gear? And did Mikey check it out in time for the new guidebook?!
smallerrich - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:
He climbed that, like, single handedly did you know!! Oh my god, he just like, jumped over the barrier in a massive protest...

Classic.

Good effort man.
Morgan Woods - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

"Hi I'm here for the interview on the tenth floor"
pebbles - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to Morgan Woods: good effort on both counts!!!!!!
DarrenH - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to pebbles:

Be interesting to see how Lloyds deal with this. They're already playing down their role in Burma. It'd be a concern if they decided to prosecute. Looks like he's been arrested on grounds of aggrevated trespass and breach of the peace.
Jonny2vests - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

I was thinking of maybe a trip to this London place this weekend, but I don't really like aretes and I cant find a guide - come on Rockfax, sort it.

Looks pretty roadside though...
saintlade - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: Once again congratulations on bringing attention to a worthy cause.

http://www.burmacampaign.org.uk/
RockBadger on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

copper at the end:

"if you fall you could die"

adpsimpson on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:
A few bat boxes might sort out the new problem for Lloyds?
lummox - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to adpsimpson: where`s jpg/Lord Flashheart when you need him ? He`d have seen off the hippy.
James Moyle - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to nickandrews1988:
> (In reply to UKC News)
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> copper at the end:
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> "if you fall you could die"

Amused me too!
craig d - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to James Moyle:
> (In reply to nickandrews1988)


That's the state of the UK police force. Thought he was gonna whip out a tazer gun for a minute.

Good effort Mike.

Is that the hardest thing climbed in a suit?
Adam Lincoln - on 19 Jun 2009
craig d - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to Adam Lincoln:

He is clipped into the bolt so my question stands.
Duncan Campbell - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: awesome effort again bringing attention back to burma!! Mikey robertson is an absolute king the police should be cheering him not detaining him...b******s!
Misha - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:
Great piece of news, thanks. Wonder if you could parcour off the top to escape the police. Suspect they will just detain him for a bit for questioning.
Tris.w - on 19 Jun 2009
Fair play! Looks like a a 3* route to me.
Bonesaw - on 19 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

"an if you faw, you die"

talk about stating the bleedin obvious!!! how many years training as a police officer to come up with conclusions such as that?!!!
Sam Mayfield - on 20 Jun 2009
In reply to Bonesaw:

OK Mikey, who did you nick the suit from cause we know it aint yours!

Well done sweetie, see you soon.

Sam and Rich Orange
Fraser on 20 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Question: what does the red gingham strip round the top of the cops' caps mean?
thin bob on 20 Jun 2009
In reply to Fraser:
It means they're part of the city of london linedancing team
Aiden Wright on 20 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: Congratulations to Mike Robertson, well done indeed!
Andy S - on 20 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: I wonder what he's done on grit...
cosmicray on 21 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: It's good to see a proper rebel with a conscience. We have it pretty easy over here and it's a timely reminder of the sheer determination of Ang San to hold out for a just solution to the ruination of her country. Good on you Mikey.
In reply to UKC News: NOTE: This now has an updated video (Monday Morning)

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