Unjustified - F8c - for Alan Cassidy

Alan Cassidy  © Lynne Malcolm
Alan Cassidy
© Lynne Malcolm
Alan Cassidy reports in his UKC Logbook and on his blog that he has redpointed Unjustified (F8c) at Malham Cove, North Yorkshire.

Commenting in his UKC Logbook Alan said:

"3rd day. 3rd proper redpoint. Maybe I'm not as out of shape as I thought. No downclimb, no preclips, just bottom to top in 1 go."

Alan also writes extensively about the route, tactics and grades on his blog:

"Because a route is popular does not necessarily mean it is over graded. It is a real shame that people's hard work and achievements are stripped of them because they are not perceived of as being among the "strong". It is this very attitude of giving hard routes too much respect that holds the general level back in this country. I think that on the continent people are more inclined to try harder routes, whether they are a "somebody" or a "nobody" and this drags the whole community along."

Alan Cassidy is sponsored by Podsacs and CragX

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15 Apr, 2011
Eh? Not sure I understand the context of this news item? I guess the speed of his redpoint? His blog’s self-depricating comments about feeling “fat and weak” highlights something more ingrained in the ethos of UK climbing... Interesting to see his views on style of ascent too.
15 Apr, 2011
It is reported because the route is at Malham and everything that happens at Malham is reported.
15 Apr, 2011
I'm sure you'd love a news write up when you climb 8c Alex.
15 Apr, 2011
well done Alan, an awesome looking route.
15 Apr, 2011
Someone not had their coffee this morning? ;-)
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