Scottish climber Dave MacLeod has repeated The Indian Face (E9 6c) on Clogwyn Du’r Arddu, North Wales.
MacLeod climbed the route in less than ideal conditions yesterday, just before a large patch of rain enveloped much of Snowdonia’s mountains.
“It just started spitting and spotting a bit when we got there and I thought it wasn’t going to happen. Then it cleared just enough.” said Dave this morning as he was drinking tea in Pete’s Eats in Llanberis.
“It started to rain again when I got to the jugs after the hard climbing and I climbed the upper easy top section in a bit of rain.” he explained.
MacLeod had visited Wales last week and spent a couple of days working the line. He previously tried the route back in 2007 but opted to lead the Llanberis Pass testpiece of Trauma (E8/9) instead (UKC News).
Speaking about the gear the day before his successful ascent, Dave said: “I found two microwire placements close together, that you can equalise with a bit of rope, with a screamer on. They are what you would be relying on really.”
Dave was in Wales with his wife Claire and with film crew Paul Diffley and Tom Kirkby, so photographs and video footage will be appearing in the not so distant future.
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