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Michele Caminati on Gritstone Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Nighter is a couple of videos of Italian climber Michele Caminati.

Michele has been visiting the gritstone, and has repeated many hard routes and boulder problems, including a second try ascent of The Promise (in a highball bouldering style) a headpoint of The New Statesman (after a very high ground-fall!) and some other hard ground-up ascents such as Braille Trail.

VIDEO: The New Statesman

Michele introduces this ground-up video on his Vimeo Page:

"Three classic routes from my Peak District's tour on march 2012: Braille Trail, Kaluza Klein and Master's Edge. All graded E7 6c and all climbed ground-up after watching friends trying the moves. I had a fall on the first two: quite safe on Braille Trail (slipped trying to reach the arete) and a bit more scary on Kaluza, but it's part of the fun of ground up climbing. Then I had the pleasure to flash Master's Edge on my last day on grit."

VIDEO: Gritstone Ground-Up


Michele Caminati is sponsored by La Sportiva, Wild Country, E9


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Born in Parma in 1985 I grew up as a climber travelling around the world to fulfill my passion, being it competitions or outdoor climbing. During my career I've become Italian boulder champion, won the Italian...

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5 May, 2012
Good effort on Master's Edge
5 May, 2012
Well done. Braille Trail always looks such an amazing route. Interestingly he did not seem to have to dyno the final move on Master's Edge like other climbers have. Is he taller or just has a different technique?
5 May, 2012
I think he does it the same way as others (certainly very similar to Richard Ekehead in Hard Grit) but just had more left in the tank and kept his feet on so pulled through virtually statically.
5 May, 2012
I imagine it's more likely that Font 7A moves aren't going to feel hard when you're an 8C climbing wad.
6 May, 2012
What insightful logic- Perhaps Kaluza Klein needs an upgrade to font 8c then?
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