/ E9 on sight solo???

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Mark Kemball 20 Sep 2019

The Walk of Life (E9 6c) I suspect someone my be taking the mick...

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Tom Last 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Hey Mark.

Previous best onsight E1 - taking the mick is a fair bet! 

I see to recall in the dim and distant past somebody allegedly contacting UKC to claim an on sight solo of Indian Face, which resulted in some sort of jokey article. Suspiciously named Joseph Smith as I recall...?

Hope you and Solly are well.

Tom

Michael Hood 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Or he's left himself logged in and his "mates" are

DaveHK 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Hazy memories but was there not a guy a while back logged all sorts of hard winter routes? Seem to recall that he tried to defend himself but the general consensus was he was some sort of fantasist. Anyone else remember that or am I making it up?

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Mark Kemball 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Tom Last:

All good thanks, Sol's going well - just got The Vault (f8B) after working on it most of the summer. I had a lovely day at Baggy yesterday. Hope all is going well with you.

Route Adjuster 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Michael Hood:

> Or he's left himself logged in and his "mates" are

Good call, I think that looks most likely, he'll have a shock when he checks his logbook.  Love the comment, "bit soft".  Classic.

Webster 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Route Adjuster:

ha, i know the person, so it definitely looks like a UKC 'frape' to me!

Tom Last 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Nice one Mark and wow - the youth’s going places! 

Shani 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

> The Walk of Life (E9 6c) I suspect someone my be taking the mick...

Wonder if he knows DJ Viper?

Dave Todd 20 Sep 2019
In reply to Tom Last:

> Hey Mark.

> Previous best onsight E1 - taking the mick is a fair bet! 

> I see to recall in the dim and distant past somebody allegedly contacting UKC to claim an on sight solo of Indian Face, which resulted in some sort of jokey article. Suspiciously named Joseph Smith as I recall...?

> Hope you and Solly are well.

> Tom

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/05/indian_face_solo__without_ropes-53473

Philip 21 Sep 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

Was that DJ Viper?

Patrick Roman 21 Sep 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

> Hazy memories but was there not a guy a while back logged all sorts of hard winter routes? Seem to recall that he tried to defend himself but the general consensus was he was some sort of fantasist. Anyone else remember that or am I making it up?

No, you’re right. He went by the name of r2d2 or something like that! He messaged me once (maybe in response to one of my articles? Can’t remember) and listed winter routes he’d soloed (which included VIIs or 7s). He was pleasant about it, which made it sadder. But none of it fitted. He also claimed an ascent of Guerdon Grooves. I think there was something on his profile about working for one of the MRTs (Lakes?), which may or may not have been true, I don’t know.

Andy Moles 21 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

I think there are quite a few joke entries on harder routes in the logbooks.

There's an anonymous on-sight of Indian Face in 2015, to give just one example.

DaveHK 21 Sep 2019
In reply to Patrick Roman:

> No, you’re right. He went by the name of r2d2 or something like that! 

I had the name Sci-fi in my head but really wasn't sure.

The Guerdon Grooves thing rings a bell.

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Patrick Roman 21 Sep 2019
In reply to DaveHK:

> I had the name Sci-fi in my head but really wasn't sure.

That was it!! No idea where I got the other name from!!

DaveHK 21 Sep 2019
In reply to Patrick Roman:

> That was it!! No idea where I got the other name from!!

Well it is sci-fi related! A sad affair really as these things often are.

Tom F Harding 23 Sep 2019
In reply to Mark Kemball:

Yea there was a person putting up false ticks for a while, I think his name was Rich Simpson...


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