Original Broccoli Boy, Malc Smith, Hammers The Anvil

© Claire Macleod
Malcom Smith continues his quick ascents of the hard routes at the Anvil by Loch Goil (Scotland). First it was Dave Redpath's Spitfire 8a+ and Fire Power 8b (second ascent - probably 8b+); a second go repeat after narrowly missing the flash on Alan Cassidy's Bloodfire 8a+ (second ascent - probably 8b). Then with Alan Cassidy they both repeated Dave MacCleod's Bodyblow 8b+ confirming the grade. Then it was the turn of Bodyswerve, Dave MacLeod's 8c.

Reported at Scottish Climbs,

Malcolm Smith has repeated Dave MacLeod's Bodyswerve, confirming the 8c grade. Malc frustrated other hopeful repeat ascensionists by breaking a tiny fragment of the crux hold to make the route just that little bit harder. Fresh from his send Malc got psyched for some of the Anvil's remaining hard projects. After a very quick worked session, all the moves came together on a bouldery line right of Shadowlands. The Smiddy was promptly dispatched to give Scotland another F8b+."

Looks like he's back on the brocolli. What's next? Dave MacLeod's Ring of Steall, 8c+ in Glen Nevis needs a repeat, as does MacLeod's Metalcore 8c+ at the Anvil.

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31 Aug, 2007
"What's next?" Hopefully Scotland's first 9a.
31 Aug, 2007
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1 Sep, 2007
What was his brocolli diet out of interest? Exactly what it says on the tin?
1 Sep, 2007
essentially broccoli and steak apparently! there are a few contenders for the first 9a methinks and I wouldn't be surprised if one turned up by the end of the winter.
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