Wednesday, January 25, 2012

“I Don’t Swing Well. I Swing Like A Sack Of Spuds”

So says Paul Pritchard as he starts his climb with one usable arm, with his friend Johnny Dawes. Pritchard was injured by a falling rock in 1998 while climbing in Tasmania. Dawes, according to his bio, invented the dyno.

At one point in the video, Dawes tells the climber, “Well, he’s got to use his ass to get up.”

I like this quote by Pritchard near the end of the video:

“If the holds are in the right configuration, I can climb some quite hard things. And if they’re not in the right configuration, it’s kind of, almost impossible. But I guess that’s the same for everyone.”


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