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New F8c+ for Malcolm SmithNewsflash

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Malcolm Smith has made the first ascent of Blood Diamond (F8c+) on the Anvil, Argyll.

The route links the two existing routes of Blood Fire and Body Blow to make one of the hardest climbs on this already action packed cliff.

The Anvil (UKC Logbook Info) is a "massive free-standing boulder on the east side of Loch Goil. It is marked on 1:25000 maps as Uamh Innien, 6km south of Lochgoilhead. It is steep on three of its aspects, giving very intense climbing on good schist."

News Source: Scottish Climbs

We hope to have more info to follow.


Malcolm Smith is sponsored by Scarpa and Moon and Wild Country


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14 Jun, 2010
Is that the hardest rock climb in Scotland then? Good effort
14 Jun, 2010
Along with the Anvil. Possibly Rhapsody too? James
14 Jun, 2010
There was already a Dave Mac 8c+ on the same piece of rock, but yes its the top sport grade up here. To James: Rhapsody is not a sport climb <sigh>
14 Jun, 2010
No, but it might be 8c+. Maybe that's what James meant.
14 Jun, 2010
That's exactly what I meant. It may be on "trad" gear but it's hard and safeish which I feel makes it comparable. James
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