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Chris Webb repeats Wheel of Life V16!!

tmarsh
21/10/2007
8:32:02 AM
Video of the ascent here


Incredible technique.

Hawkman
21/10/2007
11:52:02 AM
Man that is amazing climbing. Awesome to watch the exact feet placement. brilliant stuff!!
duglash
21/10/2007
12:45:53 PM
very nicely done
devlin66
21/10/2007
10:36:46 PM
Just watched the video. Superb movement. Makes it look easy. Any aspiring climber at any grade should watch this clip and learn from it.

Question. Taking out the clipping facto, what route grade would this get? Having never been to the said cave to feel or climb on any of the holds, V16 is kind of a meaningless number for me. Obviously it's not a two or three move power problem, more like a route with 'rests' along the way.
maxdacat
22/10/2007
4:51:41 AM
i'm guessing about 9a

to put that into perspective i don't actually think there are any 9a routes in oz (yet?)
devlin66
22/10/2007
9:49:39 AM
Spotted this on 8a......

http://tinyurl.com/32pf9r

cruze
22/10/2007
10:10:30 AM
Awesome work Chris - you looked totally in control! Irrespective of grade (or how to grade) the 2nd ascent of the line is a stellar effort.

My very humble observations. I thought that harder routes/boulders become hard because of the difficulty in pulling hard moves between bad holds. If the holds are made bad because you have been holding on for 20m of roof climbing (contact) then I see no reason why the grade for the linkup shouldn't be higher than the hardest single move. The video showed Chris taking pretty long rests in awkward positions (!). Perhaps if total recovery was possible then it is overgraded, but I would seriously doubt it if a climber could completely recover in each of those rests.

alrob
22/10/2007
10:59:57 AM
Great effort Chris.

Nuff said.

phil_nev
22/10/2007
11:13:13 AM
Inspiring to watch!
dalai
22/10/2007
11:25:11 AM
Very nice indeed!!

Thanks for posting the link Tim.

Organ Pipe
22/10/2007
11:48:07 AM
Yeah thanks for the link Tim.

Inspiring footage!
sydneymatt
22/10/2007
1:30:32 PM
Well done Chris, your an incredible athlete, inspiration to all.
Terms like machine, freak, axe, all come to mind!!
dougo
22/10/2007
1:49:50 PM
he made that ridculously easy. With skills like that one can only wonder what sort of freaky shit he's going to do in the future. Very well done

nmonteith
22/10/2007
2:08:27 PM
phew. his rest stances were amazing. Upside down in a roof, three fingers on a sloping rail and a heel
hook next to his hand - and he just casually shakes out and chalks up.
duglash
22/10/2007
2:14:26 PM
form the 8a link
"To lucubrate revolving around the graduation is, as we can see, typical of climbers"
(Pedro Pons via bad translation i guess)
Bob Saki
22/10/2007
4:39:29 PM
mindblowing! well done!

adski
22/10/2007
6:45:45 PM
"that guy is a crusher"
devlin66
23/10/2007
10:46:25 AM
Just watched it again for the 10th time. Some of those heels scums are marginal at best. I'm more impressed with every watch as I spot new things he uses in his technique. Is there any more of his climbing videos posted anywhere to see how he tackles other styles of climbing.
dalai
23/10/2007
10:49:39 AM
I think it was an extra's on 24/8 - where Chris climbs Attack Mode Extension a.k.a White Ladder at Nowra.
mars
23/10/2007
11:46:44 AM
Well done. That's awesome...

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