(8a), Stanage Plantation, Peak District, UK


Careless Torque 8a @ Stanage Plantation from Wild Country on Vimeo.

Ned Feehally, the current British Bouldering Champion, makes a rare ascent of Careless Torque (Font 8a), caught on camera in blustery and cool conditions on Sunday, September 6th, 2009. Feehally, who did the 6th, 7th or even 8th ascent of this awesome three star highball (located just to the left of the super classic 6c Not to be Taken Away), actually managed to do the bottom crux section six times (which is the 8a bit) before unlocking the upper, 7b+ arête to claim another ascent. This video was filmed for Wild Country by Richie Patterson and edited by James Blay. And if you want to get as strong as Ned you can buy one of his "Beastmaker" fingerboards by going to his website at beastmaker.co.uk