Bellavista for MacLeod and Cassidyby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Sep/2013
This news story has been read 6,562 times
Dave MacLeod, partnered by Alan Cassidy, has climbed Bellavista (8c) on the north face of Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. This 10 pitch route was first climbed in 2001 by German climber Alex Huber.
The Scottish duo of Dave and Alan got terrible weather for their trip, which was MacLeod's second trip to try this route this summer (more on his first trip here: UKC News). However on the last day they found the crux pitch to be dry, and they managed to climb the route, swinging leads, with MacLeod leading the crux roof in freezing conditions. Cassidy jumared the crux pitch but led several other pitches, including an 8a pitch above the crux.
Both climbers have written excellent blog posts with full details of the ascent, you can check them out here:
As reported earlier this week, Ned Feehally made the coveted second repeat of Voyager Sit Start 8B+ at Burbage North (UKC... Read more
Kevin Lopata has repeated Jan Hojer's Jour de chasse, ~8C, at Recloses, Fontainebleau. This was the 6th ascent... Read more
Dave MacLeod had a productive two days of Scottish winter climbing last weekend in the Southern Highlands, making the first... Read more
Dave MacLeod has just released this little video of him making the first ascent of a hard looking 8B boulder... Read more