An Italian Climber Battles English Grit


In mid-March, Italian climber Michele Caminati took a ground fall from near the top of The New Statesman, a classic, sketchy gritstone route in Ilkley Quarry, Yorkshire, England. He fell about 25 feet, ripping out the micronuts and cams protecting the climb and slamming into a bouldering pad at the bottom. Luckily for Caminati, he walked away with only bruises and a stiff neck, and managed to get over the scare and send the route a week later.

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