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Sunday, April 16, 2006

Rock Climbing

Scottish climber to complete worlds hardest ascent

One of Scotland's leading climbers has completed the hardest ascent ever seen in the world, on an unassuming piece of rock on the outskirts of Dumbarton.

Dave MacLeod, 27, scaled a new route up the 200ft blank, overhanging cliff face of Dumbarton Rock, below the walls of the town's castle.

Despite thousands of apparently death-defying ascents by climbers in the world's great mountain ranges, the crag above the Clyde has provided the hardest-ever completed "traditional" route.

Click here to read the full article by Richard Gray.

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