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Death and Gravity

posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:56 AM by Ken Goodman   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 11:12 AM ]
The most memorable segment in Todd Foster's film Eastern Tides is hands down the Pleasure Dome segment. A group of friends shout encouragements at a terrified climber faced with a classic Nova Scotia topout: blank, dirty, terrifying.

Nick Sagar's Iron Hide V8 is pleasure dome on steroids. Taller and much harder. Nick did the first ascent of the Muir Wall on El Cap with Tommy Caldwell, so terrifying desparate scrambles up blank granite is practically his specialty.

When Iron Hide was first added to mobeta, we jokingly said "we are waiting for neo" to see a repeat.

Iron Hide nearly saw two repeats today. The moves into the topout are very high quality. This one is hopefully going to see multiple repeats in 2018, but we might have to hold out for better conditions. There is a distinct lack of foliage in the picture of Nick, compared with the lush rain forrest conditions from today's session.

Ben Smith milimeters away from the finish hold on a very fast takedown of Iron Hide.
Ken Goodman,
Jun 21, 2018, 9:56 AM