Dave MacLeod in More Torridon Terror - New E8 & E9by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jul/2009
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Dave MacLeod has climbed two more new routes at Seanna Mheallan, Torridon. Kelvinator (E8 6c) is named after Dave's old fridge and according to Dave, involves some pretty unusual moves:
"Bear-hug up the fridge block and do a weird rotation palming move into the niche on the left - sort of like the move at the top of the groove on Gaia, but a fair bit harder."
MacLeod completes Present Tense E9 7a
"The discovery of two highly unlikely micro wires eased back the chance of a 15 metre groundfall from the crux to something noticeably under 100%"
Judging by his recent run of new routes it would seem that MacLeod has the whole of Scotland to himself right now, and he is making the most of it. MacLeod is currently eyeing up a new line that he thinks might warrant E11. We await more info with bated breath.
Thanks go to Claire MacLeod for the use of this photograph.