Demon Direct Repeated

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Dave Redpath - 17/02/2003

Dave Macleod and Gareth Hughes have made the second ascent of Demon Direct IX,9 at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms.

Dave managed to onsight both pitches with Gareth seconding.

Things nearly turned out badly when Dave nearly lost an axe he had resting, it amazing catching in his sleeve! Unphased Dave gave it the full effort for the onsight, making up for his bad luck when he missed the onsight high up on Happy Tyroleans.

In contrast to H.P. Demon Direct is considerably bolder proposition, Dave finding the roof peg in poor condition and having to down climb several times to find protection.

Word is that Dave is making progress on another hard Dumbarton project, this time weighing in at Font 8a+, but will he remember to clip in his axes

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