This daunting contraption is like a fiendish reincarnation of the stocks. The centrepiece of which is a vertically aligned, giant letterbox – into which you “post” your own legs and jam your feet and stacked hands. The overhanging uprights at each end form finger cracks and the challenge is to circumnavigate the thing. Tom Randall explains in this video:
The Crack School Masterclass was great fun. The sessions were intended for climbers of all abilities and it would be well worth attending the next series if you are interested in learning some of crack climbing’s dark arts from the UK’s acknowledged crack-meisters.
World para climbing champion, Fran Brown made the Crack Machine Challenge look deceptively easy.
Profits from these masterclasses are going towards the BMC Paraclimbing team to provide support for the team to attend the 2014 World Cup. Tom and Pete are also donating a day’s Crack School coaching to the BMC Paraclimbing Team as part of their involvement.
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