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studgek - on 31 Dec 2013
Most significant FA so far this winter by the Hawthorn team?
JCurrie - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:
Got a link?
J
studgek - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to JCurrie:

No info other than it being recorded in the Winter section (routes climbed) on this site
JCurrie - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:

Ta.
Looking forward to seeing some pics.
J
s kennedy - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:

Photo and details posted on Scottish winter

http://www.scottishwinter.com/?p=4133
Cuthbert on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to s kennedy:

Thanks. Once again great reporting from SR. It might filter to "news" soon.
Tim Chappell - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Saor Alba:


That looks to be a remarkable achievement. While we munched mince pies etc...

No hint of a grade from Simon. But if it's E3/4 in summer, it is, presumably, no trundle.
Robert Durran - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:

> No info other than it being recorded in the Winter section (routes climbed) on this site

And if the Grade V is not an error, it is truly astounding!
JCurrie - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:
Brilliant stuff.
Amazing conditions, makes you wonder what the rest of the crag looks like...
J
Andy Nisbet - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to Robert Durran:

Not modern grades. Surprised it wasn't IV, being short.
Erik B - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to JCurrie:

This is just brilliant! Well done all the auld (and young) timers, brilliant! Any sponsored YouTube vids oot yet? :)
hwackerhage - on 31 Dec 2013
In reply to studgek:
Stunning and what a line! Like many others I walked past wondering whether it would ever have enough ice. Congratulations to the Hawthorn family.
In reply to hwackerhage:

Amazing looking line. Any one know how you pronounce Hawthorn Jr.'s name? Is it one of those Gaelic ones where it looks complex to non-speakers but is actually said "Bob" or something equally straight-forward (Ruaridh/Rory etc.)?
Michael Gordon - on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to Robert Durran:

Like no grade V I've ever seen!
Tim Chappell - on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to TobyA:
Uisdean would, if you take it logically, come out in Sassenach spelling as either Weeshtan or Eeshtan, depending on the dialect. Or perhaps somewhere nearer Weesh-chan or Eesh-chan.

But logic schmogic, as they say in Steornobhaigh.
Post edited at 16:46
Cameron94 on 01 Jan 2014
In reply to TobyA:

I've always called him 'uis-a-den' and he's never corrected me, that could be him being polite though.

Impressive route hopefully they can pull off some other major ascents this season.
Wry Gob - on 02 Jan 2014
In reply to Michael Gordon:

Now there's a line - inspirational. When we came back down the gully after climbing Super Rat we saw it with continuous good ice down to about 10m above the summer crux, but nothing useable below, so assumed it would be extremely thin mixed climbing to grade VI ice. When we did Vapouriser last season there was pretty much nothing on it. So the moral is - expect the unexpected, especially on this cliff...

Form an orderly queue please - I'll be at the front!

:-)
Wry Gob - on 02 Jan 2014
In reply to Cameron94:

It's "Ooshdeeyan".
JCurrie - on 04 Jan 2014
In reply to studgek:

There's another pic on the site now

http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=232829

Inspirational.

J
In reply to JCurrie:

Fantastic! It does look alarmingly doable though doesn't it!? :-/ ...Seconding obviously. :-)
submariner - on 06 Jan 2014
In reply to studgek:
and now they have made a winter ascent of Sword Of Damocles!
So inspirational to see these climbs done on this cliff.
Post edited at 17:23
Mike Lates - on 06 Jan 2014
In reply to submariner:

Where have you heard that report?
Aftertheice - on 06 Jan 2014
In reply to Mike Lates:

This time on ice. not rock as climbed on first ascent.
Sounds like that some routes are being climbed as rock climbs in winter.
Mike Lates - on 06 Jan 2014
In reply to submariner:

Looks superb; may have to have a holiday at Balmoral this week;-)
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a lakeland climber on 06 Jan 2014

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