posted by dpm on 06/25/2011
27crags.com reports that Phil Schall has repeated Fred Nicole's testpiece problem; Amandla (V14/15). Phil has been killing it in South Africa this season with multiple ascents of V12's including: Golden Virginia, Shosholoza, Steak House, Armed Response, and a flash ascent of Green Mamba! He also ticked the V13's Ray of Light and Black Shadow before today's ascent of the classic V14/15 Amandla. You'll probably remember seeing impressive footage of Paul Robinson climbing Amandla in the movie "Progression." The problem is fairly short with just a few powerful moves up a steep orange wall of tiny edges. I recall Paul splitting a fingertip and proclaiming, "It feels like razors..." Nice job Phil, I hope your fingers feel OK.
Phil in his home state of Connecticut. Photo: pimpinandcrimpin.com
Click the link to read an old interview with Phil at pimpinandcrimpin.com