Front face of The Comb, Ben Nevis climbed
by Dave MacLeod www.scottishclimbs.comAug/2005
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Dave MacLeod has opened the first route to breach the overhanging front face of The Comb on Ben Nevis. Anubis, E8 6c, takes a 40 metre cracked prow in the centre of the face. After cleaning the line on abseil, Dave led the route without taking any falls but downclimbed from the crux several times while working up courage to commit to the crux move on the lip of a roof. The route represents a major hike in standards of climbing on Nevis after its first and only E5, Pete Whillance and Rab Anderson's Agrippa from 1983 and Gary Latter and Rick Campbell's The Wicked E6 from 2001.