F8c First Ascent for Stew Watsonby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Aug/2010
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Austria based British expat Stew Watson has reported on his blog that he has made the first ascent of an F8c project at Niederthai in the Oetztal, Austria.
From Stew's Blog:
"On Sunday I was able to climb the project to the left of Glückshormon. The line was originally bolted by the climbing legend Markus Haid sometime back. I tried the line last year with Sir Ennemoser and it was going well before we ripped a crucial crimp off leaving a big gap in the middle of the crux...
... attempted the route on Saturday with Heiko and the move went. The route is named "7UP" and graded Fr8c."
On the following day Stew's brother Mart climbed the F8b+ route Glückshormon at the same crag.
More details and a photo on Stew's blog.
Stewart is a member of the British Bouldering Team.
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