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New Steall 8b+/c For MacLeod

Dave MacLeod on Ben Nevis, where he famously completed the hardest traditional rock climb in the world, the ungraded Echo Wall., 171 kb
Dave MacLeod on Ben Nevis, where he famously completed the hardest traditional rock climb in the world, the ungraded Echo Wall.
© Andrew Smith, Jul 2011
Dave MacLeod has added a new sport climb to the very steep Steall Hut Crag, Glen Nevis.

Commenting on his blog he said:

"The other day I completed a new 8b+/c at Steall. 'Irn Age' climbs pretty much all of The Fat Groove (8a) to the roofed groove and then pulls right to climb pretty much all of Maxwell's Demon (8b+). Although it has two no-hands rests on it low down, it's still a good test of stamina and a mega trip up the crag with a tough finale. I certainly felt I needed to be quite fresh for the crux of Maxwell's Demon which is right up near the last bolt after 35 metres of climbing."


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


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