Eddie Barbour, Oxford University MC, Simba's Pride E8 6bby Mick Ryan Nov/2007
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Mark Tomlinson reports,
"Eddie toproped the line two weeks ago in the wet a couple of times (he wanted to do it in a session) but conditions weren't good and it's pretty bold so didn't lead it. We went back Sunday and he toproped it a couple of times and then soloed it. He made it look very easy and didn't have to dyno at the top, just a bit of a slap. This is all the more impressive as he had eaten four bars of Morrisson's value chocolate that morning!"
Eddie Barbour is a climber from Belfast studying physics at Oxford University, where he is club librarian. He is no stranger to hard ascents including: The Rockafella (E7 6c), a first ascent at Fairhead in N. Ireland; Loskott and Two Smoking Barrels 8a+ (DWS), Diablo in Mallorca; End of the Affair (E8 6c) in a session on a day trip from Oxford, plus onsights of many E6s. This summer Eddie was filmed by Ethan Pringle's film crew (USA) climbing In the night every cat is black 8a, a DWS at Diablo in a pink dress!