Redpath has been making steady progress on his current project, possible F8b+? Yesterday on lead at the crux he managed to hold the swing for the first time.
Dave Redpath setting up for the crux
He kept going through more hard moves and then just before reaching easier ground... a hold landed not quite right...
MacLeod had climbed Metalcore F8c+ here a few days ago (see Dave MacLeod's Blog) and was now focussed on another line of similar difficulty but different character. This line has 'relatively' easy climbing that lead into two massively difficult moves.
Dave MacLeod during an attempt of Metalcore F8c+
I climbed Friendly Fire F7a which I reckon is the best line at that grade in Scotland.
Emma Sutton through the first crux on Friendly Fire F7a
Emma was also on the line climbing well and rapidly had to re-think her objectives for the climbing season. 'F7a by the end of the year' became 'F7a by the end of today', and she very nearly pulled it off reaching a tantilising high point of 2 moves from the top.
Emma at the top of Friendly Fire F7a
Sarah and I tried Spitfire F8a+ which we both thought was superb, if somewhat out of my league. (ok, way out of my league). Something to train for.
A good fun day and some good pictures collected for the photo library.