Tyler Landman Climbs Smiling ButtressNewsflash

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Tyler Landman  © Keith Bradbury (still from between the trees)
Tyler Landman
© Keith Bradbury (still from between the trees)

US based Tyler Landman yesterday climbed the first ascent of one of the most infamous gritstone last great problems, Smiling Buttress at Curbar. Tyler climbed the line above pads, having worked it on a top-rope first. 

Smiling Buttress was orginally tried by Ben Moon in the nineties, documented in the seminal Hard Grit climbing movie. Despite doing all the moves, Ben did not go on to climb it, due both to its difficulty, rumoured to be in the font 8 region, and its highball nature. Steve McClure has also tried it saying that it was do-able, though again never managed the first ascent of this difficult and bold line. 

Tyler, who after being one of the very best boulderers in the world a couple of years ago, has stepped back from climbing to study medicine, is obviously still very capable of climbing cutting edge boulder problems, including this last great problem.

More details to follow.

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Tyler is one of the UK's most influential boulderers. He burst onto the scene at 15 years old with an ascent of Jerry Moffatt's The Ace, amongst several other hard repeats.

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4 Nov, 2013
I guess it's going to have a font grade then?
4 Nov, 2013
has wizards ridge from hard grit beenclimbed?
4 Nov, 2013
haha cyberpunk, that will never be climbed. It was probably at least F8c on a gearless slab. I always wondered about smiling buttress, it looked so cool in the movie, I wonder what grade it will get.
4 Nov, 2013
Somebody call Alex Honnold
4 Nov, 2013
I was wondering jst the other day where Ty Landman had gone, now i know.
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