I clamped both hands over my ears with the ropes held lightly in one hand. I was mightily relieved that he didn’t fall off.
Thanks for the belay Ben - sorry I faffed around for so long you couldn't try Overhanging crack at Bowden that day.
In terms of the grade, I suspect I was a bit over-zealous with suggesting 6c and 7a is likely the correct grade. In previous discussions with Malcolm I think we agreed something like E8 / 7a / 8b / 7C+.
Regardless of the grade, Transcendence is a very fine line with superb climbing and a might good effort from Malcolm at the time. Well done to Dan for repeating it and the kind words on UKC - hopefully the route will now see a few more repeats.