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Tommy Caldwell Cranks His Whole Body On Europe's Hardest Offwidth | EpicTV Choice Cuts

Tommy Caldwell Cranks His Whole Body On Europe's Hardest Offwidth | EpicTV Choice Cuts

Date
10th July 2015
10th Jul 2015
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Established by the late American climber Craig Leubben, the Chamonix offwidth 'Thai Boxing' (E7 6c/5.12d) has both a fierce reputation and a colourful history. Craig first climbed the line using natural protection but the route was later bolted, to the consternation of many in the climbing community. After making the fourth and fifth ascents of the route in trad style, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker resolved to remove the bolts, returning the route to its original condition. Such is the reputation of the route as 'Europe's hardest offwidth,' that over the years it has attracted some of the world's best climbers, intent on pitting their strength against the stout, thrutchy challenge. Following in this tradition is US big wall veteran Tommy Caldwell who was forced to employ not just his strength, but his skill, experience and tenacity to puzzle out the moves in ground-up style. Tommy Caldwell Cranks His Whole Body On Europe's Hardest Offwidth | EpicTV Choice Cuts

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2 voters think this video is Epic
Chantrey Touego's picture
Are rubber gloves legit now? I wasn't sure the ethics police had even signed off on tape.
13th Jul 2015
Dave Searle's picture
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He make it look surprisingly easy!
13th Jul 2015
Panu Lehti's picture
Great to see Tommy using Ocun Crag gloves - soon available also in EpicTV Shop!
10th Jul 2015
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