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Life After Rhapsody For Dave MacLeod


Submitted by socialclimber on 2007-02-17

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In October Dave MacLeod added another route to his already impressive list of first ascents at The Anvil, the huge free standing schist boulder on the eastern shore of Loch Goil.

**Bodyswerve climbs a steep line out of the North Cave. Dave describes the line..."Its about 8a up to a decent edge, then hard moves one after the other all [url]the way to the ledge." Some fancy foot work was the key to the last few moves that had eluded him on previous attempts. The first part of the route goes at about 8a, then those hard 8c moves to finish on easier terrain shared with another MacLeod creation, Amateur Hacker,6b.

Future attention will focus on linking Bodyswerve with *Bodyblow 8b+, described in Scottishclimbs.com as the "top half of the roof project" and first lead by Dave MacLeod in May of last year. Bodyblow is currently accessed via a separate boulder starting with staunch 7a moves to a good jug, then 8b+ climbing on the 45 degree overhanging headwall.

http://www.davemacleod.com/ http://www.davemacleod.blogspot.com/ http://wiki.scottishclimbs.com/wiki/The_Anvil
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 2007-02-11
He also just climbed L’odi Social, a 8c+ in surina, spain. After doping it he confirmed his belief that Rhapsody is in fact Fr 8c+ climbing. Kudos to the man, a full report is avalible at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
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 2007-02-12
Yes indeed. UKC glosses over it a bit, theres better reading in Daves blog. http://www.davemacleod.blogspot.com/ Some time towards the end of the year there will be a new Hotaches movie out, this ascent should be in it.

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