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Practice of the wild, 8C, by Dave MacLeod

© Dave McLeod, video still

Dave MacLeod on Practice of the wild, ~8C, Magic wood  © Dave McLeod, video still
Dave MacLeod on Practice of the wild, ~8C, Magic wood
© Dave McLeod, video still
Dave MacLeod has repeated Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild, 8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal. This was the 37 year old's first of the grade.

As always, there is a great write up on his blog, but in short:

- The footage of Ty Landman climbing the problem is what made Dave go to Magic wood in the first place

- He saw and tried the problem for the first time in 2012 and decided it was way too hard 

- He made a replica on his board and couldn't do it...until he, after a lot of research on how, lost weight and could do it easily

- He went to Magic Wood and repeated the real thing

Dave also made quick work of Steppenwolf and Dark sakai, both 8B, and a couple of weeks ago, we reported about his repeat of From shallow waters to Riverbed, 8B+.


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4 May, 2016
Does this make him the oldest person to climb 8C? Gives those of us on the wrong side of 30 some hope of continued progress!
4 May, 2016
Fred Nicole
4 May, 2016
Can this man become any more talented??! Surely the best all round climber in the world.
4 May, 2016
What really is striking is that someone as driven as Dave, who has been at the forefront in most discliplines for many, many years, is now climbing harder than ever before.
4 May, 2016
Indeed. Anyone got a list of his hardest routes in each discipline?
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