Tom Randall


Quick Info

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

One half of WideBoyz.

https://vimeo.com/user1577469

Quick Info

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

Podcasts


Pics + Vids

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
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

Ascents

18 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 FA Ascent Date
2008 All Elements 8A (Boulder) 29 Feb 2008

After 60 days spread over 5 years!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2008/02/tom_randall_climbs_amazing_20ft+_ceiling_crack_near_bath-42811

https://vimeo.com/4384027

2009 Gobbler's Roof E7 (Lead) 22 Apr 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840783739474

Greenspit E9 (Lead) 31 Jul 2009

Third ascent.

https://vimeo.com/5897862

2010
2011 Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 01 Oct 2011 (approx)
Century Crack E10 (Lead) 01 Nov 2011 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/11/wideboyz_climb_century_crack_placing_gear-64870

2012
2013 My Kai E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 2013 (approx)
Nah'han E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 2013 (approx)
Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) 01 Sep 2013 (approx)
2014 The Pura Pura E10 (Lead) 01 Jan 2014 (approx)

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-pura-pura-project/

https://vimeo.com/99564444

Captain Invincible E9 (Lead) 28 Feb 2014

Third ascent. All gear placed on lead.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/03/big_news_on_the_grit_dynamics_of_change_and_captain_invincible-68756

Dina Crac E9 (Lead) 15 Aug 2014

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) 01 Aug 2015 (approx)

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/the-hartland-roof-crack-project-the-kraken-v13/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8fonckprnE

The Final Round E9 (Lead) 01 Sep 2015 (approx)
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 26 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]

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

The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) 23 Nov 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWojJDwMRPG/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXOvHIMoIrq/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Century Crack E10 (Lead) 01 Nov 2011 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/11/wideboyz_climb_century_crack_placing_gear-64870

The Pura Pura E10 (Lead) 01 Jan 2014 (approx)

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-pura-pura-project/

https://vimeo.com/99564444

The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) 23 Nov 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWojJDwMRPG/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXOvHIMoIrq/

Dina Crac E9 (Lead) 15 Aug 2014

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) 01 Sep 2015 (approx)
Greenspit E9 (Lead) 31 Jul 2009

Third ascent.

https://vimeo.com/5897862

Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) 01 Sep 2013 (approx)
Captain Invincible E9 (Lead) 28 Feb 2014 E9

Third ascent. All gear placed on lead.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/03/big_news_on_the_grit_dynamics_of_change_and_captain_invincible-68756

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 26 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]

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

Mechanical Bull E9 (Lead)
Appointment with Death E9 (Lead)

https://vimeo.com/72363928

Nah'han E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 2013 (approx)
My Kai E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 2013 (approx)
Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) 01 Oct 2011 (approx)
Gobbler's Roof E7 (Lead) 22 Apr 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840783739474

London Wall E5 (Solo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjI3bFNJKaA

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade