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Brett Perkins climbing Proper Soul (5.14a) on gear

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Brett Perkins climbed the New River Gorge's testpiece Proper Soul (5.14a) on natural gear, placing the protection on lead.


7 Mar, 2011
Wow, that was brilliant! Fair to say that bloke's pretty fit then. I love the way he gives a complete rundown of the gear he uses as if we're all gonna be rushing out to try it ;-) Only slightly disappointed that he didn't top out.
7 Mar, 2011
Yeah, I really like the rundown. Looks like he could've saved a LOT of weight though if he tried though - he uses chain linked big fat sport draws and tapes, and really thick nylon extenders. I'm sure it would probably make a big difference at the grade of 5.14a.
7 Mar, 2011
gripping and impressive, not too much gear and bloody hard climbing on some of the best sandstone
7 Mar, 2011
Kin'ell - 8b+ E
7 Mar, 2011
looks tenuous as well as pumpy, I just love his southern deadpan drawl at the start
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