Big news from the Lakes scene is that Dave Birkett has completed the obvious last great problem on the East Buttress of Scafell. 'Welcome to the cruel world' climbs the sinuous overhanging crackline to the right of Borderline. At F8b+ climbing, but with bomber gear, a UK grade of E9 7a has been suggested.
Dave commented that he had never climbed on Scafell before May day bank holiday, this year he's already been up there 4 times!
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