/ NEWS: INTERVIEW: Boswell & MacLeod on The Hurting & More

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UKC News - on 25 Feb 2011
Greg Boswell on The Hurting, 2 kbGreg Boswell has recently repeated The Hurting (XI,11) in the Cairngorms.

Following on from our initial news item last week, we now have more details on Greg's ascent, as well as thoughts from first ascensionist Dave MacLeod.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=60605

Owain - on 25 Feb 2011
In reply to UKC News: Echo wall should be your next project Dave!
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Daniel Heath - on 25 Feb 2011
In reply to UKC News:

"They totally go for it, but I think that approach wouldn't last too long on hard onsights of new routes at the very top level. On the Hurting I fell off the last move on my first try and stopped on a micro cam that partially ripped onto two cams. If it had ripped I would have had a 100 footer or maybe more. To have a long progressing career in Scottish mixed I think it's important to avoid having too many falls because the odds are some of them are going to be nasty. Iain Small and Guy are exemplars of this approach. It's a fine balancing act! Harder to get right than summer trad. Go for it, but make sure you don't go too far into the red above icy cams too often."

Dave is truly nuts.

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