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UKC News 07 Dec 2018
Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started the Scottish Winter season as they mean to go on, by making the first ascent of a two-pitch new route on An Teallach's Hayfork Wall, which they have named The Forge X/10. Greg onsighted each pitch, spending 4 hours on the crux first pitch.

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McKEuan 07 Dec 2018
In reply to UKC News:

The only thing I read there was 4 hours on sighting     4 hours belaying!!

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DWS gibraltar 07 Dec 2018
In reply to UKC News:Four hours on a freezing belay !Thank  God I’m not a ice climber .

Andy Nisbet 07 Dec 2018
In reply to DWS gibraltar:

My record is 7 hours. It was quite a nice day.

TonyM 07 Dec 2018
In reply to UKC News:

Monster. Surely one of the hardest winter on-sight FAs ever?

andyinglis 08 Dec 2018
In reply to TonyM:

Yes...... but becoming not unusual (impressive in itself)! Have a look for intravenous flytrap, greatest show on earth, range war, lost arrow etc etc

TonyM 08 Dec 2018
In reply to andyinglis:

Indeed. My astonishment is only almost four years late in catching up with Greg's standards. 

Cheers for the hints for me to to try and catch up at the back ;-)

smithaldo 08 Dec 2018
In reply to TonyM: you back in the game Tony? 

 

Colin Moody 08 Dec 2018
In reply to Andy Nisbet:

You've got more likes than the news item!

 

Which route?

Andy Nisbet 08 Dec 2018
In reply to Colin Moody:

Central Route on Minus Two Buttress (Ben Nevis). I belayed Brian Sprunt for 7 hours on the crux while he tried several ways and eventually used some aid. Fortunately conditions were good and we did the bottom 150m in an hour and the top 150m in an hour, so just finished in daylight.

mike barnard 10 Dec 2018
In reply to Andy Nisbet:

I thought this was going to be Black Mamba but see in the Cairngorms book it was only a 5 hour belay, albeit in a blizzard!


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