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UKC News - on 07 Nov 2016
Tom Randall - Supersonic Montage, 4 kbTom Randall has climbed a new E8 at Blackers Hole in Dorset. He has named the route 'Supernova' and believes the physical difficulty to be around 8a+. The route takes the line of a stunning crack on Pete Oxley's 1993 aid route .

Tom discovered the line by accident whilst he was trying ...

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AJM - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to UKC News:

The description of the route ("a crack on the aid route") is a bit odd wording - the crack is the aid pitch - this is the link of the 2 pitches of The Schwarzechild Radius (7c+) described in the current guide isn't it...

Having seen Tom and Ian on it the weekend before it does look absolutely mega.
feeko - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Looks well bolted for E8 ;)
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AJM - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to feeko:

About half those bolts are original vintage!
Michael Gordon - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to AJM:

Yes, hasn't he simply freed an existing route? Looks brilliant either way.
thermal_t - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Cool to hear that hard routes are being put up/freed in our neck of the woods. Exciting to hear that there might be more to come! Well done Tom.
kwebler - on 07 Nov 2016
In reply to UKC News:

What is with people's obsession with the name supernova?.. at least its not called 'the wave'.
GrahamD - on 08 Nov 2016
In reply to UKC News:

Have to say that cave looks pretty outrageous from the safety of the wings. Great to see hard stuff being done at Swanage.
SenzuBean - on 08 Nov 2016
In reply to kwebler:

The original route was the Schwarzechild radius, which is a physics concept to do with black holes. Tom basically kept the same line, so chose to keep a black hole related name - seems sensible to me. Plus after that beasty roof he probably felt his arms were about to explode something terrible too...
galpinos on 08 Nov 2016
In reply to SenzuBean:

> The original route was the Schwarzechild radius,

Is this a typo in the guide, on UKC or a an intentional misspelling? I thought it was "Schwarzschild"

SenzuBean - on 08 Nov 2016
In reply to galpinos:

> Is this a typo in the guide, on UKC or a an intentional misspelling? I thought it was "Schwarzschild"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwarzschild_radius

Who knows why the spelling is different

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