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Mixed Brits clean up abroad

A team of top British mixed climbers - Chris Cubitt, Dave MacLeod, Scott Muir and Matt Spenceley - have just left the new world class mixed venue of Uschinen in Switzerland after making some world class ascents in quick times. The biggest repeats were Cubitt and MacLeod's ascents of Vertical Limit M12 (one of only 4 M12s worldwide). Cubitt took just three tries and MacLeod five tries to redpoint the 45 metre roof climb, first climbed by Robert Jasper last year. MacLeod's redpoint was completed on the last attempt on the last day of the 12 day visit, taking over an hour to complete the route, dropping an ice tool on the last moves but carrying on with one tool. The World's best female mixed climber, Ines Papert, also repeated Vertical Limit, the first ascent of this grade by a woman. Chris, Dave, Scott and Matt also pulled off a brace of M10 repeats, the best efforts being Scott's flash of Power Limit M10 and Chris' onsight of Pink Panther M9+. Dave has returned to Scotland, but the rest of the team are moving on to the Ice world championships in Saas Fee this weekend and then on to Italy to climb the big Haston routes. Good luck guys!


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