/ NEWS: James McHaffie - New Slate F8b

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James McHaffie has succeeded on his desperate slate project. Sauron (hard 8b) takes the awesome blank wall in Lost World known as Heaven Wall. Sauron is the only route to breach this huge sweep of slate and follows a fierce finger crack with extremely poor footholds.

James has now climbed virtually every route on Welsh slate, ticking all the hardest lines including: The Very Big and The Very Small F8b+, Misogynist's Discharge F8a+, Bobby's Groove F8a+ and his own amazing line The Serpent Vein F8b. The only line remaining is the super classic Johnny Dawes test-piece; The Quarryman - E8 (6c,6b,6c,7a).

Could James be the first to climb this infamous line ground-up and really become 'The Quarryman'? Given his current form...

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In reply to Jack Geldard - Assistant Editor: Direct News Page Link:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=3&year=2008#n42838
Ed Booth - on 03 Mar 2008
In reply to Jack Geldard - Assistant Editor: Nice One Caff. Seems like the local guard are on fire, sweeeet!
Niall Grimes - on 04 Mar 2008
In reply to boothy: Well done. But as a reader of UKC news pieces, is there not another route that he has not repeated?
Mike Stretford - on 04 Mar 2008
In reply to Niall Grimes: The New Slatesman!
Niall Grimes - on 04 Mar 2008
In reply to Papillon: That's the one :-)
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Postmanpat on 05 Mar 2008
In reply to Jack Geldard - Assistant Editor:

Is he wearing a pair of "retro" loons in that picture?

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