/ NEWS: Dan Varian Adds New 8B+ to Bowden

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UKC News - on 11 Oct 2013
Dan Varian on The Rail - 8B+, 4 kb

Dan Varian has added a desperate new sandstone mega-problem - The Rail - to Bowden Doors in Northumberland.

The problem weighs in at roughly 8B+ and climbs a beautiful wall of textured sandstone.



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68408
The Climbing Depot - on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Awesome to see this finally go down. Some absolute beasts have given this some serious attention over the years and it's a stellar line.

Well done Dan
puppythedog on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News: which shoe company used to sponsor Dan? I was struck by 'swap to a better shoe company'.


Well done on the boulder.
Ben1983 - on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to The Climbing Depot:
Yeah it was such an obviously beautiful unclimbed line, if I it is where I think it is - Dan has plucked a rare one, and is clearly on fire.

Also good to see rock protection on the sandstone flagged up, since this is a particular difficulty for boulder problems.
peewee2008 - on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to puppythedog: Used to be sponsored by Five Ten
puppythedog on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to peewee2008: Thanks, seems a provocative statement.
Steve Crowe - on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News: Awesome effort Dan


... More North East and North York Moors news at
www.climbonline.co.uk/news
simondgee - on 11 Oct 2013
In reply to Steve Crowe: Hi Steve...Your link needs a .htm on it to work...I went to the news page but only got a 1 liner on the rail...is there a bit more somewhere else?
Thank F88k its 8B+... saw the line chalked up a weekend or so ago and it is somewhat staggering. It looks a worldclass. Brilliant Dan.
Also sad to see the extent of wear on things down the far end...that rock just wont take it like south end.
Steve Crowe - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to simondgee:
> Hi Steve...Your link needs a .htm on it to work...I went to the news page but only got a 1 liner on the rail...is there a bit more somewhere else?


I would expect to see Dan add something to the Beastmaker Blog soon.

(For other NE news visit: http://www.climbonline.co.uk/news.htm
Andy Moles - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Whereabouts is this at Bowden, is it next to The Manta?
SteveSBlake - on 12 Oct 2013
In reply to Andy Moles:

Up and diagonally right.
dr_botnik - on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News: Image doesn't work, I just seem to get a UKC logo???
Ged Desforges - on 14 Oct 2013
This is brilliant, we always used to gaze up at that line when doing the manta and joke about Chris sharma coming to do it. It's the best looking boulder problem I've ever seen. Well done dan.
Fraser on 14 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News:

I had to google that reference to "...trying to manufacture an Omega Point."

I'd also like to see a better photo of the problem - that one doesn't really shows much at all.
mav - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News:

Is it the vague diagonal line above the climbers head in this photo?

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=30646
Mark Savage - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to mav:

Yes it is.
I hope it's ok to post this link, but here's another photo on Twitter: http://tinyurl.com/mgzczwe

slapperv6 - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to UKC News: Scarpa better than five ten? Hmmmm
ads.ukclimbing.com
Steve Crowe - on 15 Oct 2013
In reply to simondgee:
> (In reply to Steve Crowe) Hi Steve...I went to the news page but only got a 1 liner on the rail... is there a bit more somewhere else?

Hi Si

Follow the link to the Beastmaker Blog, Dan has updated it now.



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