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Hardman debate time! 5-Dec-2011 At 9:55:49 AM GoUp!
WWS gets my vote for going hard.
So many memorable 'incidents' - despite which he pushed through - couple are listed below.
On Gigantor (Dogface) whilst weighting a big Camalot it ripped and smacked him square in the face. Result? Broken nose and blood everywhere. Didn't stop him though - he got straight back up there......and did the same thing again! This time it slowed him down a bit and he was relegated to concussed belay duty. No respite though on the mid-winter jaunt - topping out well after dark.

Also on Dogface I watch one of his slippers tumble into the oblivion - no probs, he just got up there and cranked out his lead (a 22 pitch) with only one boot on!

And then there was Echo Crack - thin on big gear - he leaped frogged two cams the whole of the last pitch - he was way out there, I definately felt like I should be untying from the belay as there was no way it would have held a fall. Can't imagine the head trip he was having up there though!

In summary, 'the Dude delivers' - hoping age won't slow you down any!

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