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Pete Whittaker climbs Recovery Drink (8c+) Fri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video takes us back to Pete Whittaker's multi-year battle on Recovery Drink on the Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway. Thought of as one of the hardest crack climbs in the world, Recovery Drink has attracted some of the biggest hitters in the trad game over the years, with few successes.

In 2013, it was Nico Favresse who made the first ascent of the line, followed by Daniel Jung of Germany, who bagged the second ascent in 2018. So with a brutal training regime and partner in crime in Tom Randall, Pete Whittaker dedicated his climbing trips to making the 3rd (or possibly 4th) ascent of Recovery Drink 5.14c / 8c+.

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28 Mar

Different shoes for left and right feet.

28 Mar

Has to be E11 along with Rhapsody/Echo Wall

29 Mar

I have always found it better to use different shoes. Trying to fit both feet into the same shoe always limits my grade.

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