/ NEWS: New 8b+ At Dumbarton for Alan Cassidy
The line of bolts to the side of the hard classic Requiem, was long thought to be either impossible, or at least 9b. Alan has climbed it to an obvious undercut jug at 2/3rds height and named his route Unfinished Symphony (8b+).
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=68306
Blimey! I can remember looking at that line of bolts and thinking it to be completely lacking in holds of any kind. Good work!
Great effort and classic name! Well done Alan.
Come one, please rotate the photos correctly next time, they should be rotated 90 degree clockwise as they look ridiculous. It's not a roof, look at the quickdraws :)
Is there an E grade for climbing on those ancient rusty bolts?
I cleaned the top half last night, I can reveal its probably not 9b and probably possible somehow.
I had a look from the top of Persistence a couple days ago and noticed there were some old stubs of bolts alongside the new ones.
Are you having a laugh? Have you ever stood under Requiem?
Good effort - was there on Sat bouldering with my son. Presume that was you working the route?
Was cracking weather...
> Are you having a laugh? Have you ever stood under Requiem?
I have. It's overhanging but it's not a roof.
Fantastic news to hear. Good effort Alan!
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