VIDEO: Tom Randall Takes Down the Kraken (V13)

"When I first tried this move I was convinced that my forearm or finger would explode with a loud bang."

By Rock and Ice | January 25th, 2016

In Tom Randall’s search for the world’s hardest cracks, he found the Kraken—a 40-foot horizontal roof project at Hardland Quay, near Devon, England. Randall, half of the Wide Boyz, wrote about the crux move on his blog: “When I first tried this move I was convinced that my forearm or finger would explode with a loud bang.”

Randall took down the Kraken at V13 and calls it, “the hardest crack boulder problem in the world.”

Read more about the project on Tom Randall’s blog.


Also watch Tom Randall’s Crack Training Cellar


Tom Randall and the Kraken appear on the cover of Rock and Ice issue 230 (November 2015). Check out his feature article “World’s Hardest Cracks – And the Duel Between North American and European Climbers,” in the issue.

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