Malc Smith climbs Unjustified 8c - Malhamby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jun/2008
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Malcolm Smith has had a return to sport climbing recently with ascents of hard routes in Scotland in 2007. He has just climbed Unjustified and says:
"Unjustified was one of the routes in Yorkshire I wanted to clean up, having not climbed it back in the day. Once I sorted a sequence and got the conditions it came together fast. It's not the hardest 8c I've done, it's probably a little easier than True North at Kilnsey, but it's certainly one of the best. I like routes I can do quickly but if I want to climb a 9a in Yorkshire I'll need to get ready for a siege."
Malcolm made the first ascent of Transform, another 8c extension on the Malham catwalk in 2000.
If Malcolm does set his sights on a Yorkshire 9a we wish him the best of luck.
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