Rhapsody a variation and two eliminations


Thursday, 4 December

Dave MacLeod made the FA of Rhapsody, 8c or 8c+, a contender for being the hardest trad route in the world, in 2006. The ascent was very well featured in the E11 DVD with a personal story including some long falls. Since then Sonnie Trotter and Steve McClure has repeated it. However, Dave Macleod says now in his blog that Rhapsody in fact is an elimination, "It’s a shame that arête is there, and so the route I took has to have an eliminate rule.", apparentely Dave thinks that Steve only did an E10. Pic from Ukclimbing.com Steve says, 'The only thing that was different was that I took the last hold on the route with my right hand rather than with my left guess that means I didn't do the route then, oh well!'/J

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