/ NEWS: Skye Wall and Skye Fall: Scottish Onsight Spree by James McHaffie

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UKC News - on 18 Oct 2016
The main pitch of Skye Fall, 4 kbJames McHaffie was busy on the Isle of Skye last weekend, onsighting Dave Birkett's bold Skye Wall E8 6b and adding a new line just to the right, named Skye Fall and weighing in at E6 6b. Dan Varian also added three new boulder problems to the area up to 7B+/C.

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ebdon - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:
ace!
"He just minged some crap edges"
Makes a refreshing change from the flood of pretentious US route descriptions of late.
Kafoozalem - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to ebdon:

Loved this too "Iíve had a bit of a lurgy so was mostly following the Caff rocket with my snail trails of slime.'
In reply to UKC News:

"Itís a shame thatís probably the last doable line on that face, not much other potential really, but it makes what's there all the more special."
Aye, that'll be right ;-)
Fraser on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Fine effort, but...

"Dan then did another one near the Lake."

Near the what?
galpinos on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Not many people at Caff's level, E8 onsight!
Steve Perry - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Due to extraordinary conditions on Skye at the time, I'm guessing the new Skye Fall route on the Isle will get more ascents than ours.

http://www.scottishwinter.com/?p=6048

aln - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to Fraser:
Apparently they weren't in a Glen either, it was a valley... ;-)
Post edited at 13:43
sn - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to aln:

Or given where the're from, more likely a Dale ?
sn - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to Fraser:

> Near the what?

The Llyn
mike barnard - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to Steve Perry:

> Due to extraordinary conditions on Skye at the time, I'm guessing the new Skye Fall route on the Isle will get more ascents than ours.
>

Yours is the better pun though
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Dr.S at work - on 18 Oct 2016
In reply to sn:

A few Dales on Skye IIRC

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