Michele Caminati climbs 'The New Statesman' E8 7a, Ilkley, UK.
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Wild Country climber and omni present Italian grit afficionado Michele Caminati gets the 7th (??) ascent of John Dunne's classic frightener The New Statesman, E8 7a, at Ilkley. Michele's smooth ascent is all the more remarkable coming only a week or so after he nearly totalled himself falling from high on the route, ripping gear and luckily land on a handily placed pad. However, Michele is proving himself a pretty tough cookie and his slew of hard grit ascents is a testament to his fortitiude and climbing ability.
Video 3 mins 19 secs.

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