The Metro, a bastion for shoddy journalism has yet again pushed the bar! Yesterday they went with the headline:
“Leo Houlding becomes first Briton to climb El Capitan.”
Following on with:
Climber Leo Houlding has become the first Briton to conquer El Capitan – after inching his way up a tiny crack on the rock face.
You’d imagine with the advent of google and two seconds of searching they would have been able to find out that many Britons have climbed routes on El Capitan and that this was a hard route that has finally been freed by Leo Houlding.
The route in question is the Prophet and he has finally managed to free the infamous A1 beauty pitch.
Well done Mr Houlding, fine climbing!