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Serenata 8C for Dawid Skoczylas

© Monika Janicka-Skoczylas

Polish climber and UK resident Dawid Skoczylas hasrepeated Mike Adams' 8C Serenataon at Impossible Roof, South Yorkshire. Dawid put substantial time andeffort into the problem and joins a fairly small list of 'honorary' Brits to climb 8C.

Dawid on Serenata 8c: a long-term project  © Monika Janicka-Skoczylas
Dawid on Serenata 8c: a long-term project
© Monika Janicka-Skoczylas

Serenata climbs the low start into Serenity and ends in Ned Feehally's Serenade extension, therefore creating a link of an~8B+ into ~7C+, to produce one of the UK's hardest problems, first climbed in 2015.

Serenata 8C at Impossible Roof  © Monika Janicka-Skoczylas
Serenata 8C at Impossible Roof
© Monika Janicka-Skoczylas

Fitting in attempts between a full-time job and looking after his four children, Dawid's ascent is highly impressive. He told UKC:

"I am very pleased and surprised I did it.Relieved that a couple of years of effort (including time spent on Serenity and Serendipity) materialised in the ascent. Also relieved that I didn't get injured in the process! Brilliant line which you can dropon almost every move."

Dawid Skoczylas trying hard on Serenata 8C  © Monika Janicka-Skoczylas
Dawid Skoczylas trying hard on Serenata 8C
© Monika Janicka-Skoczylas

He added:

"I feelparticularly lucky that despite having a busy family life and full time job I can steel realise the teenage dream of climbing quite regularly, exploring new venues and on the odd occasion pushing my personal limits."

Dawid is supported by: Awesome Walls


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25 Jan, 2016
Inspiring stuff!
25 Jan, 2016
Where on earth is "Impossible Roof" - doesn't seem to be in the logbooks
25 Jan, 2016
25 Jan, 2016
Ah, that explains things
Nice one Dawid!
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