Saturday, November 1, 2014

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!  In case you didn't get enough scares last night, here's a few more frights for this weekend.  For the first video, we have a nice compilation of palm sweating, pebbly, run-out Gritstone climbing.

Once you've slowed your pulse down a little and caught your breath, how about you check out this next one.  John Freeman is a climbing guide and rope access supervisor, and according to Will Gadd, one of the safest and most knowledgable climbers around.  But when the pillar he is climbing shatters near the top, it makes for one scary fall.

It must be something about Brits, but they sure know how to push the "scary meter" to the limit.  Hazel Findley did just that, with her ascent of "Once Upon A Time in the West," an E9 (which translates to both hard and scary) on the seaside cliffs of Devon, UK.

And last, but not least, one more ice climbing scare.  In this one, the climber is topping out on a thin, wet pitch and can't get any good sticks.  It's warm and wet, and the ice is quickly breaking off around him.  Luckily, there are some other climbers above him setting up a rappel who are able to help him out with a top rope just in the nick of time.

Hope you have a great, scare-free rest of your weekend! - James

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