Ali Hulk Sit Start Extension Total 9b by Dave Graham

Tuesday, 6 October

Dave Graham reports on Insta that he has done Ali Hulk Sit Start Extension Total 9b in Rodellar. The story he has published is as good as it gets finishing with, "One of my most memorable and rewarding ascents in my life 🙌🏻"

Here is how it begins building up the dramaturgy, "The day it went down I had zero expectations to climb it 🤣 It was one of the last hot days we had, particularly humid, and not a lot of wind, I was tired from trying No Pain the day before, and had some nagging splits that needed tape, so I sat myself down at the start whimsically for a good old training burn, planning to fall at the first crux..."

The 38-year-old has been one of the leading rock climbers for the last 20 years. He is also known from videos and social media for his energy, expressing and adding detail after detail for whatever climbing subject he is talking about with often a philosophical touch. On Insta he has 101 000 followers. Chatting with him means he clicks on Enter 50 times just within a ten minute interview adding interesting comments. He is also very very popular and familiar among the hard core elite climbers as he has been on the road for like 20 years. The coming Mellow Climbing video is something to look forward to ;) There is also an 8a interview coming up as soon as there will be some rainy rest days in Rodellar, we have been promised.

Interesting is also that Dave says there are three harder sit starts possible in the middle of the cave most certainly kicking up the grade.

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