UKC

Dave MacLeod Hits Swiss Boulders - 8B/+ Video

© Dave MacLeod
Scottish climber Dave MacLeod is currently in Switzerland bouldering and has kicked off his trip with an ascent of Conquistador Direct 8B/+ in Chironico.

Dave commented on his blog:

"I went across the river and made a quick ascent of Conquistador Direct 8B/+ which was recently put up and the video of it looked excellent... It was just as good as it looked although I did have a grumble to myself about the heat making in hard to squeeze the pinches. It's really made me realise how lucky we are in Scotland with frequent good conditions thanks to the almost permanent wind!"

And here's the video:

There's more info on Dave's Blog.


Dave MacLeod is sponsored by GORE-TEX , Scarpa , Black Diamond and Mountain Equipment

 


This post has been read 11,350 times

Return to Latest News


People in the wider world of climbing tend to hear about my climbing through the well known films E11 or Echo Wall or my book 9 out of 10 climbers make the same...

Dave's Athlete Page 79 posts 14 videos


Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing.com 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 UKClimbing.com 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

30 Apr, 2012
made light work of that! absolute beast.
30 Apr, 2012
Ha ha - love Dave's comment about Scotland having "frequent good conditions thanks to the almost permanent wind". Not sure if he's talking about the same Scotland that I live in..?!
30 Apr, 2012
Generally when I think about Scottish climbing, my first thought is about how lucky we are with the weather and conditions, yes. ~_^ Very nice bit of rock there, and a good ascent.
1 May, 2012
Couldn't be 8b+. Dave made that look too easy.
1 May, 2012
Note to self: Don't hang about; climb quicker.
More Comments
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest