Ben Litster - Requiem
UKC News, Jun 2009
© Ben Lister Collection Scottish climber Ben Litster has repeated the classic crack climb Requiem at Dumbarton.
Requiem is the tough (E7/8 - around F8a+) crack first climbed by Scottish legend Dave Cuthbertson back in 1983.
More recently Requiem has been better known as the start to the super hard extension, Rhapsody.
Ben commented: "I'm pretty pleased, now I'm going to start really trying Dave's E9 to the left."
More info for those who wanted to know:
"I did it placing the gear on lead (minus 2 stuck nuts which just I fell on and now are pretty stuck!). I didn't clip the old preplaced wires at the top because I felt I couldn't stop to place them on lead so felt I couldn't clip them as I went up, which meant it was a bit more scary but still safe!
Not sure which ascent it was but the route has so much history it was a great experience!"