Tom Randall

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Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Notable Partnerships
Pete Whittaker

One half of WideBoyz and co-owner of Lattice Training.

References

[1] Tom's vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/user1577469

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Notable Partnerships
Pete Whittaker

One half of WideBoyz and co-owner of Lattice Training.

References

[1] Tom's vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/user1577469

Contributors: remus

Lists


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

The Cleaver (E8)
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Added at 06:12 on 19 December 2023
The Cleaver (E8)
Added at 19:01 on 18 January 2024
The Kraken (8B, FA)
Added at 11:01 on 09 January 2021
The Pura Pura (E10, FA)
Added at 19:01 on 15 January 2021
Greenspit (E9)
Added at 21:01 on 15 January 2021
Pure Now (E9, FA)
Added at 12:12 on 13 December 2022
The Walk of Life (E9)
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Added at 20:02 on 05 February 2023
Appointment with Death (E9)
Added at 16:07 on 09 July 2021
The Great Rift (E10, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
The Great Rift (E10, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
London Wall (E5)
Added at 08:09 on 04 September 2021
Once Upon a Time in the Southwest (E9)
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Added at 19:09 on 27 September 2021
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
All Elements (8A, FA)
Added at 17:07 on 24 July 2022
La Fuerza de la Gravedad (E9)
Added at 10:10 on 26 October 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022

Ascents

29 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
2008 All Elements 8A Boulder | worked 29th Feb 2008
Ray's Roof E7 Lead | ground up 17th Jun 2008
2009 Gobbler's Roof E7 Lead | worked 22nd Apr 2009
First ascent.
Greenspit E9 Lead | worked 31st Jul 2009
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/5897862

2010 Thai Boxing E7 Lead | worked 25th Jul 2010
Ray's Roof E7 Solo | repeat 13th Nov 2010
2011 The Master's Edge E7 Lead | worked 2011

The beginning of a long relationship with the route. Since making this ascent Tom and Pete Whittaker have made it a tradition to reclimb the route each year on their birthday, usually in some sort of fancy dress. For example, they've climbed it in fat suits, dressed as minions and even as a multipitch.

References

[1] Tom's first ascent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtKLXSGjop4

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 Lead | worked Oct 2011
Century Crack E10 Lead | worked Nov 2011
2012
2013 Nah'han E8 Lead | worked 2013
First ascent.
My Kai E8 Lead | worked 2013
First ascent.
Cobra Crack E9 Lead | worked Sep 2013
2014 The Pura Pura E10 Lead | worked 2014
Captain Invincible E9 Lead | worked 28th Feb 2014
Pure Now E9 Lead | worked 16th Mar 2014
Dina Crac E9 Lead | worked 15th Aug 2014
First ascent.

I think this particular crack project has been one of the biggest struggles for me, due to a combination of factors. The climbing is really quite hard, the conditions on the line are incredibly fickle and the moves are so complicated that each time I would come down, I’d waste at least half a day remembering how to move my body. The route starts up a very strange and steep 2 bolt sport route which is more like climbing a long boulder problem. This then gives you access to an 80 degree finger roof crack. The sequence through the roof is around V10 and involves amazing spins on finger jams, an undercut mono-style move and some funky heel action. All of this has to be stopped in the middle of though, to place two micro nuts, which caused me problems on a few occasions! [1]

[1] https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/dina-crac-e9-7a-welsh-limestone-trad/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/08/new_e9_7a_roof_crack_for_tom_randall_-_dina_crac-69120

2015 The Kraken 8B Boulder | worked Aug 2015
The Final Round E9 Lead | worked Sep 2015
First ascent.
2016
2017
2018
2019 La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 Lead | worked 2019
Third ascent.

Tom found a knee bar on the crux section which he felt reduced the grade.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFjKjCN7Pc

Black Mamba E9 Lead | worked Apr 2019
Necronomicon E9 Lead | worked Apr 2019

I was really pleased to get this line done, as me and Pete [Whittaker] don't always end up doing that many repeats in the area as we're so obsessed with FAs. In a way, it's nice to calibrate our recent developments and remind ourselves that other people have contributed hard lines and that we should all continually cross-pollinate for difficulty and quality! Fortunately, we've been training thin hands in the last two months, so this was a perfect line at the perfect time. I opted to place extra pieces in the runout middle crux, whereas Pete did his usual "go all-in" and I'm not sure how far he'd have been off the ground if he'd blown it at the end! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/04/roof_crack_repeat_by_randall_and_whittaker_-_necronomicon_513d14a-71912

2020
2021 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 Lead | worked 26th Sep 2021

Fast forward a decade and I accidentally (or was it by necessity?) starting singing Ava Max “Kings & Queens” to myself on Once Up A Time down in Devon. Almost instantly, I just got lost in the words and the movement flow combo. Literally everything just connected together and what (for me) was quite an intimidating climb became ridiculously fun and engaging. I almost wanted the whole thing to never end. [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVVcwes1-Q/

The Great Rift E10 Alternate Leads | worked Nov 2021
2022
2023 The Walk of Life E9 Lead | worked 5th Feb 2023
The Cleaver E8 Lead | worked Nov 2023
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Century Crack E10 Lead | worked Nov 2011
The Pura Pura E10 Lead | worked 2014
The Great Rift E10 Alternate Leads | worked Nov 2021
Pure Now E9 Lead | worked 16th Mar 2014
Dina Crac E9 Lead | worked 15th Aug 2014
First ascent.

I think this particular crack project has been one of the biggest struggles for me, due to a combination of factors. The climbing is really quite hard, the conditions on the line are incredibly fickle and the moves are so complicated that each time I would come down, I’d waste at least half a day remembering how to move my body. The route starts up a very strange and steep 2 bolt sport route which is more like climbing a long boulder problem. This then gives you access to an 80 degree finger roof crack. The sequence through the roof is around V10 and involves amazing spins on finger jams, an undercut mono-style move and some funky heel action. All of this has to be stopped in the middle of though, to place two micro nuts, which caused me problems on a few occasions! [1]

[1] https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/dina-crac-e9-7a-welsh-limestone-trad/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/08/new_e9_7a_roof_crack_for_tom_randall_-_dina_crac-69120

The Final Round E9 Lead | worked Sep 2015
First ascent.
Black Mamba E9 Lead | worked Apr 2019
Greenspit E9 Lead | worked 31st Jul 2009
Third ascent.

References

[1] https://vimeo.com/5897862

Cobra Crack E9 Lead | worked Sep 2013
Captain Invincible E9 Lead | worked 28th Feb 2014 E9
La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 Lead | worked 2019 8b
Third ascent.

Tom found a knee bar on the crux section which he felt reduced the grade.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFjKjCN7Pc

Necronomicon E9 Lead | worked Apr 2019

I was really pleased to get this line done, as me and Pete [Whittaker] don't always end up doing that many repeats in the area as we're so obsessed with FAs. In a way, it's nice to calibrate our recent developments and remind ourselves that other people have contributed hard lines and that we should all continually cross-pollinate for difficulty and quality! Fortunately, we've been training thin hands in the last two months, so this was a perfect line at the perfect time. I opted to place extra pieces in the runout middle crux, whereas Pete did his usual "go all-in" and I'm not sure how far he'd have been off the ground if he'd blown it at the end! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/04/roof_crack_repeat_by_randall_and_whittaker_-_necronomicon_513d14a-71912

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 Lead | worked 26th Sep 2021

Fast forward a decade and I accidentally (or was it by necessity?) starting singing Ava Max “Kings & Queens” to myself on Once Up A Time down in Devon. Almost instantly, I just got lost in the words and the movement flow combo. Literally everything just connected together and what (for me) was quite an intimidating climb became ridiculously fun and engaging. I almost wanted the whole thing to never end. [1]

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVVcwes1-Q/

The Walk of Life E9 Lead | worked 5th Feb 2023
Mechanical Bull E9 Lead | worked
Appointment with Death E9 Lead | worked
Nah'han E8 Lead | worked 2013
First ascent.
My Kai E8 Lead | worked 2013
First ascent.
Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 Lead | worked Oct 2011
The Cleaver E8 Lead | worked Nov 2023
Concepción E8 Lead | worked
Gobbler's Roof E7 Lead | worked 22nd Apr 2009
First ascent.
Ray's Roof E7 Lead | ground up 17th Jun 2008
Thai Boxing E7 Lead | worked 25th Jul 2010
Ray's Roof E7 Solo | repeat 13th Nov 2010
The Master's Edge E7 Lead | worked 2011

The beginning of a long relationship with the route. Since making this ascent Tom and Pete Whittaker have made it a tradition to reclimb the route each year on their birthday, usually in some sort of fancy dress. For example, they've climbed it in fat suits, dressed as minions and even as a multipitch.

References

[1] Tom's first ascent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtKLXSGjop4

London Wall E5 Solo | worked
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade