Smith completes Kyloe-in project at Font 8b+ reports that Malcolm Smith has just completed his long-term project at Kyloe-in-the-woods, Northumberland. The problem takes a direct line on shallow pockets up the overhanging wall above the training traverse on the left hand side of the crag. Malc has been trying it for 10 years and has offered the bumper grade of Font 8b+ and the name The Monk Life. Photo on

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30 Oct, 2003
Fantastic effort. Is it the 3rd 8b+ after John Gaskins lakes horrors? Andy F
30 Oct, 2003
think Si O C's (in Coire Lagan?) goes at Font8a+
30 Oct, 2003
Isn't the SS to brad pit a wee bit height dependant? Im sure I read somewere that if your shorter than Willenbugh it's nigh on impossible??? Don't know anything about the Si O'connor 8b+ Any detail on it's location etc? Andy F
30 Oct, 2003
Awesome climbing proberbly the hardest thing Malc has done, and it took 10 years of effort. Well done Malc.
30 Oct, 2003
...........Hums along the theme tune to Record Breakers ;) But Malc has dedication in spades and deserves his success. Will Sharma/Graham/Lostok etc be on their way to The County to try and repeat it I wonder? Andy F
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