8b for Peter Dawson (14) and 8b+ for Luke Dawson (16)

by Duncan Campbell - UKC May/2013
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Peter Dawson redpointing Nina Mala, 8b
UKC News, May 2013
© Charles Dawson
On a recent short trip to Catalunya, Spain, Devonshire brothers; Peter and Luke Dawson climbed many hard sport routes including redpoints of up to 8b for 14 year old Team GB member Peter and 8b+ for 16 year old Luke.

Peter's first 8b of the trip was the short and bouldery Le Bombi at Margalef, Peter redpointed the route very quickly in one session after just a few tries for his first ever 8b. Talking on his Blog, Peter reckoned: "It was more like a hard 8a".

Later in the trip, Peter climbed a second 8b, Nina Mala, also at Margalef. This took Peter a little longer than Le Bombi, with him climbing it on the second redpoint of his second session on the route.

However, Peter's older brother Luke was no slouch on the trip either, with many hard redpoints during the trip. The hardest of which was Flash Over, 8b+, which Luke climbed on his second session on the route. Peter commented on Luke's ascent: "He cruised it like he always does!"

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Luke Dawson on Bistec de Biceps, 7b+
UKC News, May 2013
© Charles Dawson

In addition to this, both brothers also redpointed and onsighted many hard routes up to 8a+:

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Peter Dawson on Nando Brea, 8a
UKC News, May 2013
© Charles Dawson

Peter's list:

  • Devormingas, 8a, redpoint
  • Tsunami, 7c, onsight
  • Miguel el Casero, 7c+, onsight
  • Dando Brea, 8a, redpoint
  • Transilvania, 8a, redpoint
  • Maligna, 7c+, redpoint.

Luke's list:

  • La Cara que no Miente, 8a+, redpoint
  • Dando Brea, 8a, redpoint
  • Devormingas, 8a, redpoint
  • Maligna, 7c+, redpoint.

Peter and Luke Dawson are sponsored by: No Sweat Outdoors and Rock & Rapid Adventures

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