New Steall 8b+/c For MacLeodby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Jul/2012
This news story has been read 3,301 times
Popular News stories:
Related UKC News stories:
Dave MacLeod on Ben Nevis, where he famously completed the hardest traditional rock climb in the world, the ungraded Echo Wall.
© Andrew Smith, Jul 2011 Dave MacLeod has added a new sport climb to the very steep Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis.
Commenting on his blog he said:
"The other day I completed a new 8b+/c at Steall. 'Irn Age' climbs pretty much all of The Fat Groove (8a) to the roofed groove and then pulls right to climb pretty much all of Maxwell's Demon (8b+). Although it has two no-hands rests on it low down, it's still a good test of stamina and a mega trip up the crag with a tough finale. I certainly felt I needed to be quite fresh for the crux of Maxwell's Demon which is right up near the last bolt after 35 metres of climbing."