Because it's there?

  Quickbeam 08:48 13 Jan 2015

Granite Wall of Death! Well there's no other reason to climb it is there?

I used to do the 40' Peak District climbs 40 years ago for fun, so I suppose that this is just an extra technical climbing exercise!

Strangely I now have no head for heights at all, I won't even clean the guttering out from a ladder...

  john bunyan 10:05 13 Jan 2015

This climb must surely rate with Hillary and Tensing's first Everest summit. Simply amazing.

  Quickbeam 11:16 13 Jan 2015

...and the north face of the Eiger that used to take a week to climb, now the modern generation of super climbers do that in under two hours!

  bumpkin 13:32 13 Jan 2015

Because it's there?

It would be even more difficult if it was not:-)

  BillSers 04:57 14 Jan 2015

Strangely I now have no head for heights at all, I won't even clean the guttering out from a ladder...

I don't know what happened but as a kid I'd take all sorts of height risks. Yet when I went to view a 20 storey high block of apartments yesterday I got vertigo just looking up and couldn't go out on the 5th floor balcony!

  Quickbeam 08:29 15 Jan 2015
  iscanut 14:47 15 Jan 2015

Been there and done that. Me too ! After 30 years of Rock climbing , I have now put my ropes away and just do mild scrambles now but I do miss it. Having climbed on Cornish granite and Skye gabbro, I can understand how their hands and nails get badly worn. An amazing feat of patience and determination.

  iscanut 19:52 15 Jan 2015

Spider9...if you think that the thousands of us who enjoy mountains and climbing are a bunch of a*eholes and morons then you are a very sad person. Everyone to their own ..what are your interests ? Do you feel the same way as the thousands that try to kick a ball into a net, hit a small white ball into a hole, dive over a line with an odd shaped ball, could also think the same about all of us who have computer interests and if you do, what are you doing on this site ? It is you who should get a life and be more tolerant of what other people enjoy.

  bremner 20:04 15 Jan 2015

I think it is a great achievement and congratulate them for their skill and determination.

  BillSers 04:07 16 Jan 2015

Presumably the humorous nature of the link was lost on certain members!!

The English sense of ironic humour wasn't lost on me even though I admire the climbers' achievement.

  Quickbeam 08:19 16 Jan 2015

spider9's link proves the old adage, used in the post title, using freedom of speech and a little satire.

Now the usual suspects can steer the thread towards religious, racial and sexual bigotry...

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