Alex Barrows Repeats Pilgrimage (8B+)by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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This is a huge link-up boulder problem through the famous limestone bouldering cave on the Ormes.
Chris reported: "Alex Barrows has made quick work of Malc Smiths Pilgrimage in Parisellas. Pilgrimage (or The Big Link as it was always referred to) is a historic piece of Welsh climbing. In the early 90s long before the Cave was a popular and recognised bouldering destination an in-form Ben Moon got close to making the FA. The problem was written up in the first Northern Soul despite being a project and its legend grew in Cave circles. In 2004 legendary strong man Malcolm Smith invested considerable time and money (1000 pounds worth of fuel driving down from Scotland) and made the first ascent of the link at 8b+ or F9a..."
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