/ 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...
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67145
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 :-(
Elsewhere on the site
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more
The usual suspects and dark horses have been in play across Scotland over the rock season of 2014. One of the main... Read more
Urban climber James Kingston will be on stage at all UK screenings to answer questions about his remarkable film... Read more
The B.D.V. — short for Black Diamond Vertical — jacket and pants are Black Diamond’s most versatile climbing... Read more
Save £20 when you buy a Petzl Elios Helmet!! The Petzl Elios helmet (2013 Version) is tough & durable,... Read more