M10+ SOLO IN SCOTLAND—BY ONE ARMED MAN

Posted on: October 2, 2007


Dave McLeod's Blog posted this a few days ago. For the whole story, and the pictures, check out his site.

"The other night I got one of those texts that you can tell was written by someone so excited they could hardly hold a mobile phone in their hand. It was Kevin Shields enthusing to me that he had just soloed Fast + Furious in Birnam Quarry.

"It was the most impressive piece of climbing news I've heard about in quite a while. In fact it made me blurt out "bloody hell!" out loud with Claire anxiously asking if everything was OK. Why the surprise? Two reasons: firstly, the route is hard enough clipping the bolts and secondly, Kev has a slight disadvantage when it comes to climbing, having only one hand..."

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