VIDEO: Adam Hocking - New Lake District E8by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jun/2011
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Dom Bush from Land and Sky Media was on hand to capture Adam's ascents (short video below). He commented on his blog:
"Gouther Crag in Swindale is a little known gem of Lakeland climbing and has some fantastic lines of all grades. At it's far left hand end is a prominent roof and slab offering a couple of E4′s which breach the overhang at the right hand side. Adam has had his eye on a line here for years, which follows an obvious corner through the roof and up the unprotected slabs above. Last week this became 'The Keswickian', at E8 7a it is a serious route with a steep bouldery crux section, possible only for the strong and brave! This was the most exciting, nail-biting sequence I have ever filmed and an amazing line. Nice one Adam!"
Adam also recently repeated the very bold wall climb of The Ego Has Landed (E8 6b) first climbed by James McHaffie back in 2000.
More info on Dom Bush's blog.
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