/ NEWS: Cadarese 8b Trad Crack For Hazel Findlay
"One of the prettiest cracks I've ever seen, and close to 40m. 'Splitter' enough to look nice, but broken enough to have some really interesting movements."
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I read this the other day on her blog and was astounded by how understated she is about the whole thing.
Looks a nice route. I wonder how the grade compares to some of the harder US crack stuff?
A good tick. I'd disagree with her about Cadarese not being a summer crag, though. I was there exactly three weeks ago - Aug 1st - and the temperatures were fine. We even belayed with a light jacket on. OK, we weren't climbing 8b, but I'd say we probably put in as much effort! There's a heatwave in Europe at the moment and many places are 40°C, so I think that's a little more relevant.
Swedish Oskar Alexandersson thought 8a when he climbed it. As far as I know he has quite ā lot of exp. in that grade on traditionally protected granite cracks. And it indeed looks like ā super climb!
It's in the Versante Sud guidebook - I believe it was this guidebook:
You can buy the guide just for Cadarese using Versante Sud's app.
Info on Cadarese also here: http://ossolaclimbing.org/node/99
Interesting. I guess some of the Swedish crack routes of around that grade, like the ones here in Finland, are half or a third of the length of Cadarese so you'd expect them to be more technical to merit the same grade.
Have you done it Tom? I imagine you'd enjoy Bohuslän!
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