Keyword: crack climbing
It's almost like being knighted to be invited into the Wide Boyz's crack torture chamber. Stefano Ghisolfi made a pretty good trap during his visit to the legendary cellar. But was it enough to claim the title of strongest crack climber?
The ominous basement of wide boyz Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall is the ultimate rift torture chamber. Anyone who is invited to lend a hand can be self-reliant. And if you also make a good trap, you are almost in crack Olympus. Stefano Ghisolfi recently paid his respects and amazed the Wide Boyz.
Crack specialist Pete Whittaker and pro parcour athlete Toby Segar take the fusion of climbing and parcour to a new level. In their latest video, they experiment with jumping hand jams, resulting in the world's first Cat Leap to Hand Jam.
Crack specialist Peter Whittaker manages the flash ascent of the classic La Fuerza de la Gravedad (8b) by Carlos Logroño Viscasillas in Spain. Even if the wide boy "only" rates the line as 8b thanks to the new beta, it's still one of the toughest flash ascents of a trad route.
Jacopo Larcher secures the third ascent of the iconic Trad crack line Meltdown (8c +) in Cascade Creek in California's Yosemite Valley. After Beth Rodden's first ascent in 2008, it was a full decade before Carlo Traversi was the first to repeat the trad test piece.
Jonas Schild repeats the Trad-style Gondo Crack 17-meter crack line. In the interview, the professional climber from Bern talks about his preference for clean climbing and the mental aspect of the ascent and explains why the Gondo Crack has little to do with crack climbing.
What happens when a competitive climber starts an offwidth route? Tom Randall and Mary Eden asked themselves this question and accompanied Sierra Blair-Coyle to the rock. The following video was created.
The two Brits manage to climb the steepest and probably longest crack route in the world: The Great Rift (7b + to 8a +, 60-70 pitches). The special thing about it: It is an artificial crack structure of a motorway bridge.
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