Friday, September 30, 2011


Here’s Dave MacLeod doing the first free ascent of a big wall in Norway. I was struck by how precise his footwork is. He appears, in this short video, to pay more attention to his footwork than his hand placements.

Here’s the story of this climb. I liked this quote:

After 20 metres, she shouted that she had decided to make a belay on a slab. A good belay? She shouted yes, and then as I arrived admitted it was two old peckers from an aid ascent plus a poor cam and didn’t want to tell me before. We excavated a welcome backup cam placement and I headed around the corner and up endless cracks, now bathed in the lovely late evening sun.”







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