Variant 8C by Taylor McNeil

22 June 2022

Taylor McNeill, who previously has done four 8C'd and one 8C+, has done Drew Ruana's Variant (8C) in Mt Evans.

"I did the easier start a few days ago, We can build you v14 (8B+). After I worked the moves for the harder start. Sorted it out fairly quick and got pretty lucky. Hurt my knee last summer on this one, so pretty stoked to come back healthy and finish it up. Two days last summer and two days this year to do WCBY, got lucky and did variant my next sesh. Probably the better line and start. Insomniac (8C+) is the hardest link to be made in the cave, and I’m stoked to put some effort into that next"

What are the differences in difficulties for the three lines?
Wcby starts with a 7A, then the crux sequence which is about 8B, followed by a 7C+ exit. Variant adds a 7C+/8A straight into the 8B crux and finishes the same. Insomniac climbs an 8B into the start jug of Wcby. So it’s 8B to 8B+

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