/ THE LOWDOWN: VIDEO: Dave MacLeod, New Base Line, 8B+
Originally given 8C, this problem is more or less considered as a benchmark 8B+, which shouldn't be confused with a British benchmark 8B+ as that, quite obviously, would be...
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Great bit of climbing their my friend.
Now for a cup of tea.
Indeed Jas. Feeling down?, project going nowhere?, all getting a bit too much?
Just watch a bit of Dave and feel the love :)
Riiiight. Isn't it reassuring to know that visiting top climbers never manage to, say, onsight our benchmark hard grit routes?
Personally I blame the weather - you basically need to live here for a few months at least to get some quality time on your project of choice.
Beast. Dave is looking on top form.
Sounds like Dave had pretty shitty weather in Magic Wood by all accounts. All grit routes are dead easy compared to the Font 8B+ boulder problems.
Out of interest what sort of font grade would the grit routes flashed by team America get?
Looks like a nice problem in the video, really enjoyed it but I'm now craving some tea and don't have any in the house :-(
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