/ The Giant
Got a link?
No info other than it being recorded in the Winter section (routes climbed) on this site
Looking forward to seeing some pics.
Thanks. Once again great reporting from SR. It might filter to "news" soon.
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.
And if the Grade V is not an error, it is truly astounding!
Amazing conditions, makes you wonder what the rest of the crag looks like...
Not modern grades. Surprised it wasn't IV, being short.
This is just brilliant! Well done all the auld (and young) timers, brilliant! Any sponsored YouTube vids oot yet? :)
Stunning and what a line! Like many others I walked past wondering whether it would ever have enough ice. Congratulations to the Hawthorn family.
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.)?
Like no grade V I've ever seen!
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.
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.
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!
There's another pic on the site now
Fantastic! It does look alarmingly doable though doesn't it!? :-/ ...Seconding obviously. :-)
and now they have made a winter ascent of Sword Of Damocles!
So inspirational to see these climbs done on this cliff.
Where have you heard that report?
This time on ice. not rock as climbed on first ascent.
Sounds like that some routes are being climbed as rock climbs in winter.
Looks superb; may have to have a holiday at Balmoral this week;-)
Picture here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=232918 also http://www.scottishwinter.com/?tag=doug-hawthorn
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