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socalbolter


Aug 13, 2007, 3:19 PM
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Andy Raether - 14c repeat
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Momentum is reporting that he repeated a Tommy Caldwell 14c.

Anyone have more info?


jakedatc


Aug 13, 2007, 3:28 PM
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Did you watch the movie of it? He did that back in June

Route: Grand ol' Oprey .14c


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the video is on their site, along with a lot of other nice vids.

The andy raether one is the third one:
http://www.momentumvm.com/


socalbolter


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Sorry, I thought this was a newer repeat than that for some reason.

Thanks for the replies.


kricir


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thats a cool vid! The monastery is basically one of my “backyard crags”, and I have walked by those routes dozens of times (on the way to much easer things) trying to imagine what kind of moves would be required to climb such a thing. I wonder about the inflated grade though, Caldwell called it 14.a, thats also what it is in my guide book. I am in no position to even pretend to question a climber like Raether, but why the .c all of a sudden? This route is also right next door to another Caldwell .14, which was the first of its grade in the northern Colorado/ Estes Park valley area.


dhaulagiri


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good question...perhaps it is due to the fact that tommy did the FA so long ago before there was a full understanding of the grades beyond 5.14. From meeting Andy I never got the impression that he was interested in inflating grades so perhaps this is just an honest opinion that should be an indication of how strong tommy caldwell really is/was.


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