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A new one for the list; Matt Cooke did Cry Freedom yesterday.

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Joel Mitchell has gone through and added dates for most of the harder ascents on the list. Top work!

https://github.com/bourbonspecial/UKStrongPeople/blob/master/men_routes.md

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Can I do a shameless plug and upgrade myself for Raining Bats and Dogs  :whistle:
And good effort Matt!

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Great list guys, keep up the good work. Can I just make a small correction for historical accuracy for the intial grade of Total Eclipse, John Dunne's unrepeated super route from 95 on the Upper Tier at Malham. I have re-read Rock Notes from my copy of August 1995's High Magazine reporting the ascent and it is said that it was given a 'tentative 9a rating' by John, so was not initially graded 8c+, as it stated in the entry, see the end of page 1 (here is scan of the 2 pages for all the info). Hopefully one day we will know the true grade when it gets repeated. 24 years on and no repeat!!  :-\

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMmdZZ3LMP0a8c1CRdsfEHZ00HbfcIX4saNfLTc
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMF9Tlbq9bNBKK_fFuTQo3ipsB5mpaJmkLtTxFA

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Thanks for the updates, good info! https://github.com/bourbonspecial/UKStrongPeople/blob/master/men_routes.md

Is consensus for Raining Bats and Dogs 8c/+? It's on UKC at 8c but in the list it's 8c/+.

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I was under the impression that its a chunky 8c but not quite 8c+ but others are probably better informed than me, particularly those that have done it!

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Is consensus for Raining Bats and Dogs 8c/+? It's on UKC at 8c but in the list it's 8c/+.

Can a slash grade ever be considered consensus? Surely it's very existence indicates that no consensus has been reached? What's wrong with doing the usual and giving it the higher grade until it gets its first female ascent? :worms: :jab: :devil-smiley:

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Is consensus for Raining Bats and Dogs 8c/+? It's on UKC at 8c but in the list it's 8c/+.

Can a slash grade ever be considered consensus? Surely it's very existence indicates that no consensus has been reached? What's wrong with doing the usual and giving it the higher grade until it gets its first female ascent? :worms: :jab: :devil-smiley:

:whistle:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/10/raining_bats_and_dogs_8c_by_mina_leslie-wujastyk-71749

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Just spotted that it's down as 8c in the women's list. If it's 8c+ then Mina's ascent would be the first 8c+ by a british woman, so unless there's a strong argument for 8c+ it's going to 8c in the men's and women's list.

https://github.com/bourbonspecial/UKStrongPeople/blob/master/men_routes.md

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I haven't done RBaD but understand it has never been given a slash grade other than on this list. I don't know how that came about but it has always been seen as top of the grade, not a slash grade. I don't think any routes at Malham are given slash grades AFAIK.

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https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php?topic=20366.0

Perhaps El Mocho started it in this thread... :worms:

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I haven't done RBaD but understand it has never been given a slash grade other than on this list. I don't know how that came about but it has always been seen as top of the grade, not a slash grade. I don't think any routes at Malham are given slash grades AFAIK.

Good knowledge Ted, 8c it is then.

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A big step up from Bat Route I understand.  :coffee:

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thread title is now inaccurate with the list.

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Jon Freemanís done Progress and Ben, Aladdin 8c at Giggleswick.

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thread title is now inaccurate with the list.

I pointed this out a few pages back but nobody is bothered about changing it, it seems  :whistle: :wave:

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Another vote in favour of changing the thread title. In other news, Matt Cooke boshed out Bat Route yesterday.  :strongbench:

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Totally on board with a title change, but I think Shark needs to do it? You can change it on a per-post basis but I think the original thread title stays as is unless there's some moderator intervention.

Solid work from Matt! Rapid fire dispatching. https://github.com/bourbonspecial/UKStrongPeople/blob/master/men_routes.md

I've also axed Randall from the list as there's a 'no trad routes, even if they are ~8c or harder' rule.

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I've also axed Randall from the list as there's a 'no trad routes, even if they are ~8c or harder' rule.

There goes your bonus... :wavecry:

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Totally on board with a title change, but I think Shark needs to do it? You can change it on a per-post basis but I think the original thread title stays as is unless there's some moderator intervention.

Done

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Ace, cheers Shark!

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Surely the recently bit should have gone from the title as well.

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I've also axed Randall from the list as there's a 'no trad routes, even if they are ~8c or harder' rule.

Thatís a shit rule!  Surely you should get extra waddage for climbing 8c on trad gear?  :shrug: