/ NEWS: Dan Varian Adds New 8B+ to Bowden
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
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
Well done on the boulder.
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.
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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.
I would expect to see Dan add something to the Beastmaker Blog soon.
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Whereabouts is this at Bowden, is it next to The Manta?
Up and diagonally right.
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.
Is it the vague diagonal line above the climbers head in this photo?
Follow the link to the Beastmaker Blog, Dan has updated it now.
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