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UKC News 06 Nov 2019
Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of Malcolm Smith's Hunger 9a at The Anvil at Loch Goil. In 2018, Will Bosi made the first repeat after Malcolm's first ascent in 2010. The line was Scotland's first 9a and is a link-up of Dave Redpath's Fire Power 8b and Dave MacLeod's Body Blow 8b+.

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SenzuBean 06 Nov 2019
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Excellent video!

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Stuart (aka brt) 06 Nov 2019
In reply to SenzuBean:

> Excellent video!

I particularly like to hear about his 'process'. The thought of all that he puts into 9a is mind-boggling.  

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Toccata 08 Nov 2019
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Was that Malc Smith's voice right at the end?

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JLS 08 Nov 2019
In reply to Toccata:

No, that's a West coast accent not East coast. Sounds ginger haired and Malc has dark hair.

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Mr Fuller 08 Nov 2019
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I'm staggered Dave's body fat percentage is at high as he says as he always looks pretty lean to me. I'd have guessed he had less than 10% body fat during his successful redpoint; his traps are practically popping out of his skin!

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Rad 06:53 Fri

Starves himself to climb "hunger".  How ironic.

Are any other 40yos climbing 9a? Respect.

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Michael Gordon 07:15 Fri
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> Starves himself to climb "hunger".  How ironic.> 

Not ironic, but pleasingly appropriate.

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John2 07:18 Fri
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Stevie Haston climbed 9a at 50, and Ben Moon at 49.

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FactorXXX 07:38 Fri
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> Stevie Haston climbed 9a at 50, and Ben Moon at 49.

I assume that the 49 year old Steve McClure is still climbing at least 9a.

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