/ NEWS: Malham Action - New 8c and More
Matt Pickles has extended Unjustified, and Jacob Cook has repeated Totally Free II.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67182
I love the effort that goes in to high end route names.
Well done Jacob!
How can 8c + 9a = 8c? Is he suggesting Rainshadow is not 9a?
And about that other link - Overjustified, is 7a+ not a scramble after 8b+/8c? If so I'm struggling to see the point in that one.
Bat route starts up a 7b whereas Rainshadow starts up an 8a and I believe by traversing from bat route into the top of rainshadow you miss out the crux of rainshadow.
Ah. So it's a link from a link. Bloody complicated this sport climbing lark, isn't it?!
If in doubt (about a high grade for a route) look if Adam Ondra has done it as he's done quite a few and is pretty straight-forward with his opinions on grades. He thought Rainshadow was 9a.
Neither Bat Route nor Rainshadow are links themselves, they are straight up lines (I guess the confusion is that the first parts of both of these routes are climbed as routes in their own right)
Whilst most ascents have clipped the belay at least one has involved grabbing it so the belay can't have been at an obvious or at least easily clippable finishing point which isn't ideal. Also going to the top is always best if the quality of the rock is good enough. Whilst 7a+ might be significantly easier by comparison but it is still a climb not a scramble. Zippy did this top bit by linking in from the Groove I think. He has also linked GBH into Baboo. BTW he turned 50 last week.
Sam Whit also repeated Bat route today.
Hooray for Sam, that's well deserved. Interesting that things must have dried back since the weekend.
> Hooray for Sam, that's well deserved. Interesting that things must have dried back since the weekend.
When 8c isn't that hard any more, and 8b+ is approaching a rest.
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