/ NEWS: New Thing At Raven Tor by Steve McClure: 9a+? Maybe.
"Considering the height of the route and the reduction in gravity, as well as the loss of a crucial hold meaning there may be fewer moves, the grade comes down to a lofty F8c. However, the grade is also dependant on sponsorship requirement levels and thus varies from F8b to F9a+. I should also point out that there was a bouldering pad somewhere nearby."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/older.html?month=11&year=2008#n45417
That was my bouldering mat. Furthermore it was folded in half and so double the thickness - something that Mr McClure fails to incorporate in his grade. Call yourself a professional climber ? Full disclosure from now on.
Waste of my BMC membership money if you ask me. And spare our feelings by not making it look so easy next time.
Couldn't agree more - what an excellent write-up!
Or Scottish VS. Heady stuff.
> That was my bouldering mat. Furthermore it was folded in half and so double the thickness - something that Mr McClure fails to incorporate in his grade.
Indeed, and it wasn't just one, there must have been 7 or 8 pads near the base of the route - probably doesn't deserve a route grade at all really. Extended boulder problem more like, bet he just tied the rope on so he could claim the E grade.
It did look disturbingly easy...
> It did look disturbingly easy...
Is he talented or sommink? Why didn't Jerry go any higher when he set the route? Scared of heights?
Dissapointing to see a top climber being so flippant about grades. Doesn't he realise how seriously we take them here ?
:-), of course.
What a legend!
Can't wait to see his warwick lecture next week!
His coolness does in fact increase the grade.
So it's only V9, but since Steve's so cool, it bumped that part of the grade to V10...
Lol, the legend strikes again.
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