Scottish E9 6c

UKClimbing reports Dave “Dumby” MacLeod has given Scotland its first E9 route, successfully climbed earlier this week (9 October). “The climb, Achemine, E9 6c on the main face at Dumbarton Rock, follows the line of Chemin de Fer (a classic E5 6a) to where the crack kinks left, then moves directly up the impressive, blank-looking headwall above. “Once leaving the crack of Chemin de Fer, there is no gear to the top, only a 12 metre run-out with a complex sequence of 6c moves.”