Chapman Repeats Cloning Technology
Written by LakesBloc Monday, 25 August 2003 00:00
Greg Chapman has just repeated Woodwells power stamina test piece Cloning Technology, with the extended start. John Gaskins's original problem (starting as for Closer) was recently repeated by local marathon boy Neil Kershaw. Never liking to be upstaged by his old sparing partner Greg set about working the extended version (from The Beauty of Being Numb) which was also climbed by John not long after grabbing the original line. Greg was getting close a month or so ago, put poor conditions put pay to a quick ascent. After a fair amount of link training at Woodwell O`ert Road (and a slightly cooler spell) Greg bagged the beast...Just!! This problem was originally graded 8b/V13 by John as he finished via the independently hard (7c/V9) Screaming Slave Left Hand, where as Greg and Neil (being mere mortals) finished through the original Screaming Slave problem. Greg felt his beta warrented low end 8a+/V12.