The Breathing Method

3 Stars
Strong
 8a

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A sequency power-problem through the mid-height overhang. Originally the second crux was done as a layback all the way up the groove, harder. Many now use a small crimp to rock up and leftwards to overcome this section.
FA. Pete Oxley 24.4.1994

USER COMMENTS

Heared Fighting Torque is harder ...
FredMead - 17/Oct/05

Depends on your style of climbing. Redpointed Fighting Torque on 5th day. However, I find the crux move on Breathing Method virtually impossible for me.
Richard White - 17/Oct/05

Ok, i am nowhere near climbing 8a (probably just capeable of 7c in the shape of Hall of Mirrors) but a few friends have said breathing method is soft ... Fighting Torque is a nicer looking line too
FredMead - 19/Oct/05

Hear a hold has broke on this now? Anyone any info?
Adam Lincoln - 16/Nov/05

It was the third 8a on Portland, since Freaky Ralph was done in '92, and Fighting Torque was done two weeks before this...
JIMBO - 12/Nov/06

Forgot that Monoculture which used to get 8a was done in '93, so maybe it was the fourth 8a in its day...
JIMBO - 12/Nov/06

ADAM: As far as I can see it's just the same as it has been for years...
JIMBO - 23/Dec/06

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