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Scotland gets first E9?

Scotland Online reports that "young hotshot Dave "Dumby" MacLeod has given Scotland its first E9 route, successfully climbed earlier this week (9 October).

"The climb, Achemine, E9 6c on the main face at Dumbarton Rock, follows the line of Chemin de Fer (a classic E5 6a) to where the crack kinks left, then moves directly up the impressive, blank-looking headwall above.

"Once leaving the crack of Chemin de Fer, there is no gear to the top, only a 12 metre run-out with a complex sequence of 6c moves.

"MacLeod's focus first turned to this line in September of last year..." Read the rest at the site. It's pretty good!


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