Raindogs is described by John Cooke at the Rockfax route database (link):
"This should be at the top of every aspiring 8a climbers wishlist. A classic power endurance route with no desperately hard stopper moves, it just keeps coming at you! Quickly clip that power sapping last draw and power on up to the belay. Definitive 8a."
Martindale had previously redpointed The Bulge an 8a at Kilnsey (North Yorkshire), and last week Ellis redpointed Just Revenge, a 7c+ at Anstey's Cove in Devon.
13 year-old Leo Skinner from South Wales has ticked Butch Cassidy 8A at Dinas Rock, the day after his 13th birthday. Leo has been... Read more
Toshi Takeuchi has made the first ascent of Kuzan at Mie in Japan. Toshi, who has climbed several ~8C's calls this hard for the... Read more