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Topic - The unrepeated

mav - on 04 Jan 2013
Found myself thinking about routes which get a lot of publicity when they are first done and still await their first repeat. Some are not forgotten about; growing in reputatio so that they mentioned in hushed tones; with suggestions on UKC and elsewhere that the actual grade may be much harder; but others are forgotten about, becoming mere foot notes.

Leviathan at Kyloe is the former category. Its at a popular crag, and a a low-level traverse, easy to try. I've seem people playing on it, filming themselves, but so far as I know, it remains un-repeated. Another route of Malc's, Steall Appeal had that same aura until Dave MacLeod finally repeated it.

Meanwhile, Dave McLeod's (and Scotland's) first E9, Achemine, is as far as I know, unrepeated. As is the second, the Fugue. People have flown round the world to try Achemine's neighbour, Rhapsody, yet Achemine is now ignored.

So what makes one route a test-piece for the grade, and another become forgotten?

And what other routes are out there, forgotten about, thatmaybe shouldn't be?
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