By Wil Treasure | UKClimbing
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||CleanMore Than a Dream||The young Dave Thomas was motivated by one thing above all others – soloing. In his own words he’s “Never climbed a hard route”, but anyone looking at his climbing C.V. would beg to differ. In 1989 he soloed the classic E6 Lord of the Flies at..||6 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSally Can Wait||There's something both romantic and illogical about taking the ultimate risk in climbing; leaving the rope behind and going solo. Justifying that is a question which has always fascinated me. For many people it's such an absolute risk that the answer...||4 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Black Dog||Katy Forrester is a former member of the British bouldering and ice climbing teams. She's a fell runner and an accomplished trad and sport climber, with routes up to 7c+ and E8 under her belt. She also has a black dog. Katy is open in talking about...||31 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlone - Off the Wall||In part one of this story we saw how Duncan Critchley's quick judgment of his partner for The Nose resulted in a piece of big wall history. Despite his good judgment, he was left with the regret that they never climbed together again. In part two...||11 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNine and a Half Hours||The Nose on El Capitan is perhaps the most iconic rock climb on the planet. Its been big news even outside of the climbing world since its first ascent by a team led by Warren Harding in 1958. The crowds in El Cap meadow became so unmanageable that...||3 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBecoming the Master||Every generation of climbers looks to improve on the performances of the last. The saga of the Great Wall on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu provides one of the best examples of this in British climbing.The climbers looked to improve the style and the difficulty...||6 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
This was such a great listen! Keep them coming guys :-)
A wonderful insight into the situation and minds of two rock climbing masters, and some interesting history to boot. Caff's account had my palms sweating, I could picture myself there with him. Looking forward to the next instalment.
The fabric of climbing culture is constructed by the interwoven stories which captuer a sense of truth we can all relate to. Wil Treasure captuers and crafts the very esesece of why I (and possibly others) chose to climb. This is as good as it gets. Enjoy.