Hard Addition to Portlethen

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John Watson - 02/03/2006

Tim Rankin has climbed the hardest confirmed boulder problem in the North East, and Portlethen's gnarliest creation so far, at V11.

Here's the news from Tim himself: ...heres the description and as for the grade I don't care but am tempted to give it a provocative 8A+ based on other things I've worked but it must be there abouts 8A/8A+. This problem takes the challenge of the widest part of the Pit roof from the back then climbs the faint hanging arete feature to finish up "The Pain" Start sitting at the back wall under the widest part of the roof on the right side of the Pit. Desperately pull on using an undercut and a small side-pull, grab the good hold on the lip and power up and left to gain the good undercut and an easier finish straight up.

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