Malcom Smith is Back

Malcom Smith Did he actually leave? Scottish Climbs reports that Malcom Smith is on a roll at the cliff where Dave MacLeod has put up several significant ascents, the Anvil by Loch Goil : “Malcolm Smith is in the process of dismissing all The Anvil´s test pieces as “paths”.In the space of three visits his ticks include – Spitfire 8a+; Fire Power 8b (second ascent – probably 8b+); a second go repeat after narrowly missing the flash on Bloodfire 8a+ (second ascent – probably 8b). He was only denied the second ascent of Bodyswerve 8c, by breaking a small piece of the crux handhold and came very close to the second ascent of Bodyblow 8b+, coming off the last hard move several times (probably 8c – Most of the Anvil routes apart from Bodyswerve seem to be pretty hard for their given grades!). Watch this space, as Bodyblow and Bodyswerve are unlikely to put up too much more resistance!” Anvil Crag details and Route listing: ( Source: Scottish Climbs website )