Burly Backed Ascent

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Dave Redpath - 02/07/2003

Dave macLeod has made the first ascent of the tubes project at Newtyle Quarry near Dunkeld. Dubbed 'Hurelyburly' by Dave he thought a grade of tentative 8b appropriate, as "there weren't any very hard moves".

The route which was completely manufactured on 60 Degree overhanging slate contains mainly good holds (and moves!), its steepness and 15m length being the downfall of many a set of lats.

Dave bumped up the route status by later making a solo ascent of the route without harness, mats or spotters... Given its adjacent bank this is still serious effort as the route steadily gains height to 8m for the cruxy finale.

Hopefully its creator will return for an ascent later this year ;)

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