/ NEWS: MacLeod - Stunning New Torridon E8

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UKC News - on 22 Jun 2009
[Dave MacLeod high on his new E8 Kolus, Torridon 320, 4 kb]Dave MacLeod has yet again nabbed a stunning and hard first ascent, this time with a perfect sandstone arete now named Kolus (E8 6c).



"If it was on grit, the arete left of The Torridonian on Seana Mheallan would be one of the hailed true grit classics."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48026

catt on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

That looks stunning. I can't wait to get up there in a few weeks.
ericinbristol - on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Kolus: Google tells me it's a supernatural bird which has the ability to transform into a man. Classy route name.
ericinbristol - on 22 Jun 2009
and is Thunderbird's brother. Even classier.
GuyVG - on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: amazing place and line, well done
Nic on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News:

That'll answer the question "What's he done on Torridonian sandstone though?" I guess...
Sonya Mc on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to UKC News: Well done Dave. I particularly like this from the blog

Torridonian sandstone is one of the finest rock types Iíve ever seen. Itís very similar to Gritstone and, sometimes, Northumbrian sandstone, but better on the whole, than both.

Never a truer word said :o)
Yrmenlaf on 22 Jun 2009
In reply to SonyaD:

I often think "why would anyone go to Torridon to climb 50' gritstone - I mean, I climb single pitch because there's nothing else in Durham"

Looking at Mr MacLeod's blog, and the 'photos, I think I begin to understand.

Y.
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Colin Moody - on 23 Jun 2009
In reply to Yrmenlaf:

It's 30 metres long.

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