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When people complain about all climbing video music being the same, I’m not sure this is the direction they were hoping it would go…
I’ll take some cheesy R Kelly any day over dubstep
I mean she’s the world’s greatest. Haters gonna hate.
Didn’t she do the last part already before? (Midway, v7) How can she still call that a flash? I’ve seen many v12 boulderers fall on v7s so that still counts..
I agree. Not a flash. Still damn impressive though.
Oh yeah, for sure super impressive! But calling it a flash kinda ruins the video at the end 🙁
would have preferred: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAXxkNaRkp8
Really? V7 is significantly easier, seems like she likely would have flashed it if she was able to flash the V12 moves. I would count it if I were her.
Just like the lead-swapping and gear supply on Dawn Wall, being open and honest in how you report it gets points in my book. I don’t think Franny has ever tried to hide the fact that she did Midway, or that she felt the holds before getting on (advantage to trying to ‘flash’ traverses?). I say what’ll likely happen is this will stand as important until someone else does it “better”
So, flash or not, what makes this ascent worth noting? She is undoubtedly a very talented climber. Did she draw upon all her experience, try very hard, execute well, and experience an inspired moment of lightness and flow? Or did she happen to stumble upon a climb with a high V-grade that suits her very well and climb it very quickly? Does it matter? What inspires us more?
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