Bleagle, 8B+, FA by P-Rob

© Alex Kahn

Sorry there haven't been any news for a week or so. Vacation it's called. But now I'm back at the office and psyched to get up to speed and get some serious work done.

So, anyway... what's been up?

Paul Robinson has made the FA of the broken Black eagle, a problem Fred Nicole put up at the dawn of the 21st century at Rocklands, South Africa. Fred also did the sit down start, 8C, before some of the holds broke. Since then, no one has been able to do it. Until now that is.

Paul feels the new problem, Bleagle, weighs in at hard 8B+, and that the sit, when completed, will be at least 8C. The question now, is which will come first, the FA of Bleagle sit or the first repeat of Monkey wedding, 8C.

Paul Robinson on Bleagle, 8B+
© Alex Kahn

This post has been read 4,578 times

Return to Latest News

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC Supporter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

25 Jul, 2010
Why change the name? Have some respect.
25 Jul, 2010
Not exactly an uncommon practice, and I doubt if Nicole will be bothered. To Bjorn - Where is it?
26 Jul, 2010
I geuss since the holds broke its a different challenge and a harder problem.
26 Jul, 2010
I think it's cos it's now an abbreviated version of the original, so the name of (the new version of) the problem has been similarly abbreviated. I think what he's done with the name is fine tbh. It does still pay respect to the original.
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest