Malcolm Smith repeats 8 Ball (Font 8b)

Fresh from his win at the Scarpa bouldering competition last weekend, Malcolm Smith polished off another Font 8b with the third ascent of Eight Ball at Gardoms Edge this week.

First thing Monday morning - while most of us are trawling our inboxes - Malc was rising early for optimum conditions on the grit. It took him ten visits in all to add this desperate problem to his impressive tally.

For a picture of where this fits into the UK's hardest problems, see this page from (Dunno why a British page couldn't have this - or does it?)

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19 May, 2002
I bet your brother was bowled over by your generosity! ;-)
20 May, 2002
Nikon FE2 or FM2n or the new Nikon FM3a for good manual SLRs or get an Olympus u2. Most important though take the time to take a good picture & read a couple of books or talk to a few keen photographers. Cheers Toby
20 May, 2002
one loaded with slide film! :-)
20 May, 2002
MMm I have an FE2 and GET AWAY it never weighs close to a kilo, does it. Kitchen scales out tonight. Often torn regarding slide or print as you say any error in exposure with slide film can spoil the image while print has a much wider margin for error. Tried some reala recently and it gave very good results. Cheers Toby
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