/ NEWS: Dave Macleod on Indian Face/Trauma E9's
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So do we assume that Indian Face is the 'harder' route then?
I believe "not justifiable at the grade" is the phrase that springs to mind. It holds true today just as well as when I first used it on Crack & Corner all those years ago ;)
> So do we assume that Indian Face is the 'harder' route then?
No, we assume that, in Dave's opinion, success or failure is dependant on luck as much as skill.
Stonnis Crack I think.
I believe that the route stands the test of time, and will do so.
Different style route to an of ascent to Trauma.
like anything natual it is succetable to change,
The RUUP and flake, improved nut placements....
before people who have not been on the route letalone climbed E9
let the Dawes, Nick and Neil reply as they have done it, others have tried also so please lets not pass -ve judgement too soon...
Im sure if it was a shit route Dave Macleod would have said so diectly rather than some coded cryptic clue...
good attempt Dave the Indian Face is still waiting for you ... when you are ready...
"....You can take both your hands off on any move on the whole thing...."
I'll hold your ropes..........
"but then later when I thought about leading the route, "
...I realised that I could easily die so decided to do something less dangerous.
I'll be perfectly safe on it owing to the fact I probably can't get above ankle snapping height !
I don't think its a coincidence that he lives in Scotland AND has just been sponsored by Gortex.
ah, theres no shame in admitting its too hard for yea instead of denegrating it to the level of a choss route...
its too hard for me, that chossy pile of shit ;)
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