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Chris Webb repeats Wheel of Life V16!!

Super Saiyan
13/10/2007
3:26:11 PM
You heard it here first. Today Chris Webb sent Wheel of LIfe, first shot of the day!

phil_nev
13/10/2007
4:39:19 PM
AWESOME.!!! what a freakin stellar effort!
spicelab
13/10/2007
5:06:50 PM
Unbelievable work. How can you not be mightily impressed by Chris's motivation and dedication? I'm probably too much of a pessimist but when I heard he had linked most of it nearly a month ago, I expected it would turn into a so near, yet so far, burnout inducing heartbreak.

Well bloody done Chris!

gordoste
13/10/2007
5:29:21 PM
awesome nice one
Onsight
13/10/2007
8:31:21 PM
Absolutely sensational! Brilliant job Chris!

nmonteith
13/10/2007
10:45:03 PM
Sweet! Sensational effort...

Wasn't Chris injured or something at the Festival in April? I remeber he had some excuse why he wasn't
competing...
devlin66
14/10/2007
10:59:08 PM
Pictures or it didn't happen. Hehe. That is mighty impressive and by the sounds of it, a lot of effort and heart has been put into that problem. How many moves long is it?

JJ
15/10/2007
7:53:26 AM
Go the webster!!!

mousey
15/10/2007
8:30:56 AM
think is about 60 moves long from memory. top shelf work chris

Dom
15/10/2007
9:22:29 AM
Forgive my newbieness but where is Wheel of Life ?

tmarsh
15/10/2007
9:23:18 AM
It's alright I s'pose, but what's he done on grit?

Super Saiyan
15/10/2007
9:30:12 AM
For those not in the know- The Wheel of Life is a 72 move, 35m roof problem that starts at the back of the Hollow Mountain Cave and finishes at the lip. I think it links something along the lines of Extreme Col (V9) into Sleepy Hollow (V12) into Cave Man (V9/10) into Dead Cant Dance (V11) and then Rave Heart (V8)!!!

dr_fil_good
15/10/2007
10:32:19 AM
About three weeks or so back I was up there with some mates when he had a crack at it. What inspired me most was how cool calm and collected he was. There was no screaming and yelling on route like Dai, he didn't take the Cave Girl variant - he shot straight through Cave Man. When he came off after pulling off the final crux (without screaming or yelling) he wasn't the least bit upset and instead calmly discussed how he should have put his foot elsewhere. We need more climbers that aren't meat heads.

Kudos - not only is he strong but he deserves the send - top bloke.
Stuey
15/10/2007
11:08:36 AM
Its an awesome effort!!! Can't have the hardest problem in Oz unrepeated by an Aussie!

Just a thought.....

This route (problem) really needs a sport grade - Like 9a+ or 9b - Something crazy like that, Akira style.

At V16 (or Font 8C+) it suggests that there is a 'V16' move on it when really the hardest move is V12.


Super Saiyan
15/10/2007
11:28:09 AM
I would imagine the Dead Cant Dance gaston pinch (nails V11 in int own right) would feel close to V16 after have already done the big span gastons on both Extreme Cool and Cave Man, and Sleepy Hollow in the middle...
Stuey
15/10/2007
11:59:13 AM
But it still doesn't change the fact that its a V12 crux- just because you're tired when you approach this move doesn't bump it up 4 V grades.

Anyway, I should save this for another thread as this is the news/congratulatory thread. Well done Chris!

manacubus
15/10/2007
2:24:44 PM
You go and repeat it Stu, then you can debate the grade. Until then...

Congrats Chris!

muki
15/10/2007
2:32:07 PM
Hey, fantastic to see an Ozy bag this boulder problem,
good work chris, as to the grade I agree with manacubus.
Too freakin hard for me thats for sure.
burger
16/10/2007
1:31:27 PM
So he drove 13 hours, sent first shot. Then what did he do, drive home.

Thats such good news. Well done Chris. The problem is such an inspiring line. Anyone who has climbed or tried to climb anything in the cave will know how much of a monumental acheivement this is.


Super Saiyan
16/10/2007
1:39:33 PM
first shot "of the day"

he was up there on sunday as well.. flashed Krusti (V9/10) i think... or second shot..

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