IX,10 for Boswell, Robertson and Macphersonby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Dec/2011
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At an estimated grade of IX,10 it is amongst the very hardest Scottish first ascents made in the ground-up style.
After Guy Robertson led the first pitch (as for The Vicar) Macpherson took over the lead for the main event... Greg Boswell has the full story on his blog - an extract of which is here:
"[Pete] charged up the overhanging flake/crack that was forming the left side of the roof and after some wild axe swings and impressive foot placement changes he was now well above his last piece of gear. One of his axes ripped from the crack but he just powered through with his other arm, unfortunately as he was swinging his free tool to get another placement, the other tool ripped and before I knew it the rope in my belay device was getting ripped tight and Pete was at the end of an impressive 11m fall straight onto the slab."
After that impressive fall, Greg Boswell took over the lead and led the pitch.
For full details of the route read the great accounts on:
This ascent has been discussed already in the UKC Forums.
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