Four Jean Jean Jeanie...Video

© Jonathan Doyle

We have received a video from Jonathan Doyle featuring a heavy dose of denim. Four Jean Jean Jeanie does what it says on the tin - the classic VS Jean Jeanie (VS 4c) at Trowbarrow Quarry climbed whilst wearing four denim items of clothing...

Dexter Williamson, Jonathan Doyle and Ben Wu, part of Lancaster University's Mountaineering Club, have been making the most of the recent warm evenings at their local crag, Trowbarrow Quarry. They tackled the classic Jean Jeanie VS 4c up on the main wall, but having climbed it on a number of occasions in the past, decided to make it a little more interesting - by wearing as many denim items of clothing as possible!

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9 Jun, 2016
What a pity they didn't go the whole hog and do it with old-fashioned, 70s-era, protection (a few MOACs and hexes). Also, not quite sure why they think jeans are so awful to climb in. Obviously nothing like as good as modern climbing trousers, but still just fine apart from a bit of friction at the knees. That was the best that was on offer then.
9 Jun, 2016
Like the film! I have a very vivid memory of bridging up the groove of Javelin Blade in a pair of knees-out 501's and thinking it was the business!
9 Jun, 2016
At one ridiculous stage (circa 1968) we were all wearing jeans that were much too tight, which meant that every move you had to get hold of your jeans between thumb and forefinger, just above the knee, and pull up some slack. Quite tricky when climbing something like Spectre or Kaisergebirge Wall in a heatwave, and without chalk (for some reason we never wore shorts.) Can you remember that?
9 Jun, 2016
But jeans were almost designed for climbing compared to loons a few years later in the 70s even if the colours were more interesting than denim blue.
9 Jun, 2016
> It was more ridiculous that that: we had flares to hide our foot placements! We now seem to have gone full circle and returned to the modern day equivalent of (the highly practical) woollen breeches.
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