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Hardest Oz Solos?
Chris Sharma!
18/09/2004
3:13:56 AM
tobie is the man for solos
he ripped the uk guys apart and showed them they are all talk.
tobie is oz hardest soloer with out a doubt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
from soloing up to 24 onsight at araps and hanging off the top of serpintine last jug rope less by climbing over the top.
even though serpintine is 26 or 27 (not 29). it does have a bit of air under the top jugs.
if any one can do better then tobie i would like to hear.
good stuff tobie. keep the dream alive....
always sharma........
BoaredOfTheRings
18/09/2004
8:17:21 PM
On 18/09/2004 Chris Sharma! wrote:

>from soloing up to 24 onsight at araps and hanging off the top of serpintine
>last jug rope less by climbing over the top.

Many climbers have taken things much further than your boaring boast but I think they would not appreciate their exploits being posted on a web site.

Paulie
25/09/2004
2:48:27 AM
He's a good climber sure, but there are lots of people we don't even know about who solo hard things.

The Brits are not all talk, go climb on the Ben in winter sometime and see what they do there, would make most people need to take along a spare pair of jocks...

Lixafur Ball
27/09/2004
6:24:45 PM
Having seen the results of unsuccessful onsight soloing, I can definitely say that all unsuccessful soloing efforts are 'hard', as is the slab in the mortuary or the ride in the chopper afterwards. It seems that not many are up for the redpoint directly afterwards.

Competitive soloing? Its up there with Monty Python's olympic crocodile feeding champs (just slather yourself with bechemal sauce) - I encourage all Brits to participate. ;)
Dave C
27/09/2004
7:30:44 PM
"he ripped the uk guys apart and showed them they are all talk"

What? Have you ever been over here and done anything? Do you actually know any of the "uk guys" of whom you speak? Obviously not!!
I was climbing with some of the locals on grit yesterday (Sunday 26/9) and the subject of Toby Benhams visit came up. Probably did some of the most impressive repeats yet of certain 'classic' grit nasties but there are quite a few here leading/soloing these E8+ things. Everyone spoke very highly of Toby as a climber & as a person (if they met him), there was no slagging him off. Where do you come off posting sh*t like the above. You haven't even got the balls to do it under your own name, although I reckon most here know who you are.
kieranl
27/09/2004
10:00:36 PM
On 27/09/2004 Stuck in UK wrote:
>What? Have you ever been over here and done anything? Do you actually
>know any of the "uk guys" of whom you speak? Obviously not!!
>You haven't even got the balls to do it under your own name, although I
>reckon most here know who you are.

Couldn't agree more.
maxdacat
27/09/2004
11:24:49 PM
yeah what's up with the assuming someone else's (more famous) identity for your username?

IdratherbeclimbingM9
15/08/2005
1:47:15 PM
http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=26035&Replies=45&PagePos=0&Sort=&MsgPage

Cross-link to WM poll thread on similar topic.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
1/08/2014
1:04:22 PM
On 10/09/2004 Paulie wrote:
>Heaps of Grit stuff over here gets soloed simply because there's no gear
>worth mentioning anyway...
>
>Tho SB is only 8 mtrs I still wouldn't want to fall off!! That's a long
>way in anyone's book.
>
>I think soling the hardest of the grades is not neccesarily the proving
>point of the climber...I would be way more impressed to hear of someone
>soloing something like Hard Rain.
>
Recent news, or 10 year thread necromancy?...

150 Extreme Grit Solos in a Day for Pete Whittaker.
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=69074&utm_campaign=ukc_2014_31&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ukc_newsletter






Here is a reference on the Paladin thread, to Peter Croft doing 90+ at Arapiles in a day...


Further info on the Peter Croft Arapiles solos is in the following thread...
Solo stories.

... and some interesting reading is also to be found in Best solos for their grade in OZ





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