New IX for Robertson & Macpherson

Pete Macpherson on Super RatUKC News, Mar 2010© Guy RobertsonGuy Robertson and Pete Macpherson have climbed Super Rat which they estimate to be grade IX,9, on the huge Central Gully Wall of Creag an Dubh Loch.The route is eight pitches long and the successful ascent took several attempts.?Super Rat is a most intoxicating mix of tenuous ice climbing and strenuous cracks, requiring diamond-tipped crampons as well as fire in the forearms.  The fact that it only comes into condition once every two decades is just the icing on the cake; it doesn't get any better than that.?You can read Guy's full account with photos in this Article: Super RatGuy Robertson is sponsored byRAB, GrivelandPODsacs Diesen Artikel inkl. Bilder auf anschauen