Lord Of The Flies at The Cromlech is a route that anyone climbing near around that grade would aspire to. A fantastic line in a spectacular location, a full 35/40m (110ft) pitch with a reputation for being quite bold.
Jude is one of the most graceful climbers I have ever seen. The ascent was beautiful, precise, effortless.
The next day in marked contrast she went to climb Pretty Girls which is a mean, nasty, tough E6 6b that she promised would involve plenty of slapping, fighting and screaming! (She had seconded it several years ago so it wouldn't be a true on-sight) We weren’t disappointed, great fun. Thanks Jude.
Jude is also an excellent photographer, see her website.
Also that day we filmed Kev Shields on a route that, well, we don’t know what it was actually. Kev’s climbing grade is not as high as others in the movie, but leading up to E4 without any fingers on his left hand is pretty challenging and inspiring stuff.
Kev Shields topping out on his route (??) in the pass. Photos: Claire MacLeod