History of Scottish Climbing

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  • 1900

  • 1983

Requiem E8 at Dumbarton Rock climbed by Dave Cuthbertson, Contender for world's hardest route at the time.

  • 1992

Merchant of Menace, Scotland's first 8b at Balmashanner

  • 1998

Pongo sit start Font 8A, Dumbarton Rock, The countries hardest boulder problem to date. Malcolm Smith.

  • 2001

Scotland's first E9, Achemine, Dumbarton Rock

  • 2004

Two new grades in Scottish sport climbing: Happiness in Slavery 8b+ and Devastation Generation 8c, climbed by Dave MacLeod

  • 2006

Rhapsody E11 7a

  • 2007

To Hell and Back, Hell's Lum, Cairngorms, Scotland's first E10

Metalcore The Anvil and Ring of Steel Steall Hut by Dave MacLeod, Scotland's first 8c+'s

  • 2008

Echo Wall First Ascent, the World's first ungraded Traditional climbing route gets climbed by Dave MacLeod

  • 2010

Scotland's First 9a! Malcolm Smith, Hunger

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