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Pete Whittaker – 1st Ascent Baron Greenback (E9/10 7a)

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More On Wide Boys’ Cobra Crack Send

Really enjoyed this piece on The RV Project about the process behind Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker both repeating Cobra Crack (5.14) in Squamish, BC:

Tom and Pete will be the first to tell you that they are not very strong. This is obviously “rubbish,” as they’ve now done the hardest offwidth and now one of the hardest finger cracks in the world.
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 I think what they mean is that they are not well-established. There will soon be a second film about them, but they don’t do comps, haven’t moved to Boulder or Innsbruck or Yosemite. When they listed the Cobra ascentionists on the Earlmaker, they remarked on how silly their names looked next to Honnold, Favresse, Trotter and the rest. “A couple of punters” was a phrase oft employed self-referentially.
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Weird.  I’m a punter as well, but unlike these guys I never actually send anything.  I’ll have to find out what their secret is.

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Taming The Cobra

Nice piece by Brits Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker about their successful ascents of Sonnie Trotter’s Cobra Crack (5.14-) in Squamish, BC:

So where does this leave us, three weeks into a three-and-half week long trip? Was our training any good? Did The Cobra live up to expectations and did the Squamish Weather Gods smile down on us?
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1. I think so.
2. Oh yes.
3. We are forever in your debt.

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Trailer: Reel Rock 7

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Teaser: Wide Boys Climb Century Crack

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News & Notes – 3/19/2008

News & Notes – 3/19/2008

Climbing news: Rastaman Vibration Sit pictures, Midnight Express repeated, Steve House in Argentina, Steve Dieckhoff’s passing, Yosemite Bouldering, Ty Landman FAs and Pete Whittaker on the Hard Grit in Britain.

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