Another Two Projects Squeezed Out of Tube

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Dave Redpath - 20/08/2003

Scott Muir has completed the extension to Fast and Furious at Newtyle Quarry, Birnam. Taking a more substantial line than its predecessor 'Too Fast Too Furious' emerges from the cave after 40m through a 60 roof. Scott comments "I have given the route D12 putting the standard of climbing and sustained technical and physical difficulty alongside the hardest routes of this genre in the world. Routes that include Musashi, Vertical Limits and Batman. The route is a bit of a stamina fest having about 47 moves. As an example 009 at the time the hardest Mixed / Dry Tool route in the world and graded M9 and is only 9 moves long." Scott now hopes to complete his original project 'Speedway' taking the old Squirrels aid crack 33m at 60 degrees!

Never far from the action Dave Macleod has climbed the overhanging arete of the cave to give 'Gone in 60 Seconds' a particularly bolt undertaking at E7 6c. Having no gear as such repeat ascensionist will be glad that clipping the HurleyBurley bolt belay at 10m is allowed... before finishing up the headwall above!

The Tube has finally met its full hardcore potential with etnical styles for the old, new and darn right insane...

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