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James Kassay just sent Sleepy Rave, V15.
Olbert
5/11/2009
10:31:23 AM
They say good climbers make difficult routes/problems look easy...
Mr Stu
5/11/2009
10:41:04 AM
Thats an awesome bit of climbing. I heard a rumour that James was attempting the Wheel but with the direct Amniotic World finish. Any truth is this? That would be unreal and great for an Aussie to reclaim the Wheel.

Jodestar
Online Now
5/11/2009
10:44:03 AM
Man, that's so impressive! good work James! Where's the little victory dance at the end of the video ;-)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
5/11/2009
12:10:01 PM
On 3/11/2009 climbingfool wrote:
>James has sent Sleepy Rave, V15, on his third attempt today in the Hollow
>Mountain Cave.
and meinmuk wrote;
>Clinical and elegant

+1 from me after watching the vid.
Unreal precision, also comes to mind.
~> Obviously has a good mind for sequences given only three (???) attempts beforehand.

JK needs to patent the 'how to top up the tank while holding on forever' thingy, as most of us mortals ebb off while hanging around for any length of time...
simey
5/11/2009
12:53:05 PM
On 3/11/2009 climbingfool wrote:
>James has sent Sleepy Rave, V15, on his third attempt today in the Hollow Mountain Cave.

Great effort and really enjoyed the video. But what does 'third attempt' mean? I assume James had linked sections of this problem on previous visits. It would be more accurate to mention the number of days that James has spent working this problem instead of using the term 'attempts' which is pretty vague.

bluey
5/11/2009
12:53:19 PM
can't believe that was only his third attempt - totally looked as tho he knew every move like the back of his hand....clearly a strong climbing mind coupled with strong climbing body.

maybe they should have a brain training game that helps us mere mortals remember bouldering sequences?? soon to be launched by oliva newton-john.....
Duncan
5/11/2009
1:05:54 PM
It's a link-up, so "3rd attempt" doesn't mean he didn't have the individual parts absolutely and completely wired. That doesn't make it any less badass though.

climbingfool
5/11/2009
3:01:34 PM
third time he tried the problem that particular day.

dalai
5/11/2009
4:10:00 PM
Given that James most likely fell in the last crux on the previous attempts makes it even more impressive in my opinion. That is alot of climbing to get through to that point...

Can't believe the discussion has started arguing on the technicalities of # attempts made for the ascent!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
5/11/2009
4:19:34 PM
On 5/11/2009 dalai wrote:
>Given that James most likely fell in the last crux on the previous attempts
>makes it even more impressive in my opinion. That is alot of climbing to
>get through to that point...
>
>Can't believe the discussion has started arguing on the technicalities
>of # attempts made for the ascent!

Yeah, begger me, ... fancy falling off the last crux and only technically doing a V14 heh, heh, heh ~> twice!! ... before pulling V15 !!!!
;-)

Duncan
5/11/2009
4:42:58 PM
On 5/11/2009 dalai wrote:
>Can't believe the discussion has started arguing on the technicalities
>of # attempts made for the ascent!

It hasn't. Try reading it again.
dalai
5/11/2009
4:46:03 PM
Sorry, not arguing - discussing...

Simey, Bluey and M9 all discus this...
simey
5/11/2009
5:19:17 PM
On 5/11/2009 dalai wrote:
>Can't believe the discussion has started arguing on the technicalities of # attempts made for the ascent!

If the initial report hadn't mentioned 'third attempt' then the topic wouldn't be getting discussed. I couldn't care less, but I bought it up for discussion because it is very open to interpretation. It reads as though he has never been on any of the moves previously.
onsight
5/11/2009
5:54:25 PM
On 5/11/2009 simey wrote:
>.. I bought it up >for discussion because it is very open to interpretation. It reads as though
>he has never been on any of the moves previously.

I agree, it was vaguely written and could likely mislead. By bringing it up we've been able to get some clarification and that's surely a good thing - yeah?

Top job James! Your speed and precision is great to see.

bluey
6/11/2009
9:37:24 AM
On 5/11/2009 simey wrote:
>On 5/11/2009 dalai wrote:
>>Can't believe the discussion has started arguing on the technicalities
>of # attempts made for the ascent!
>
>If the initial report hadn't mentioned 'third attempt' then the topic
>wouldn't be getting discussed. I couldn't care less, but I bought it up
>for discussion because it is very open to interpretation. It reads as though
>he has never been on any of the moves previously.

Ah yeah, that's how i interpreted it, but nevertheless, I couldn't give a shite either, the climbing is bloody impressive to watch.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
Online Now
6/11/2009
10:28:56 AM
On 5/11/2009 onsight wrote:
>By bringing it up we've been able to get some clarification and that's surely a good thing - yeah?
>
Agreed.
;-)

Sabu
6/11/2009
10:36:44 AM
That video was epic. Well done James! Couldn't believe how long he hung around "resting"
before those final moves.

I have to say though, did anyone else snigger at the fact that he was shirtless when the
other guy was in a down jacket? :P
kieranl
Online Now
6/11/2009
1:14:01 PM
That is pretty awesome!

tmarsh
9/11/2009
9:06:49 AM
On 5/11/2009 pmonks wrote:
>On 5/11/2009 climbingfool wrote:
>>Some good comments here.
>
>Provided you can block out the infantile Chris Sharma fanbois...

I sometimes wonder if those fanbois really believe that Sharma is the second coming or if they just do it to piss other people off. Perhaps it's the US version of posting 'yeah, but what's he done on grit?' after every new milestone is reported.

I hope they are just taking the piss, as the alternative is that they genuinely believe that Sharma has some kind of divine mandate to set climbing standards. It's a bit like the clueless cycling 'fans' who declare that Lance Armstrong is the greatest cyclist EVAAAR, conveniently forgetting about Merckx, Hinault et al.
Duncan
9/11/2009
10:26:23 AM
"In my opinion, it is not a true v15 until Sharma does it. God I love Chris Sharma."

FFS, have you people not heard of sarcasm? It's not exactly subtle. Here, let me explain: HE'S TAKING THE PISS.

Now that we're all on the same page, hopefully James gets to do the full link-up before it gets too hot. That would be even more badass.

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