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Owen Hayward on the first ascent of the original 7A+ version of Barrowight back in 2015 photo: Hayward collection

Dave Evans has climbed a good new low start to Barrowight.

Dave explained what he did:

I pulled on with the same right hand as the original version but my left hand on a sharp thing on the starting block, and with both heel/toes way back under. I went out to a little sharp crimp on the lip with my left, then threw off an intermediate to the lowest sidepull on that rail, bumped into the middle one then dropped down into the original starting undercut with my left... and so into the same position on the original after the first move. Its really good and about 7B.

See page 373 in the new Mountain Crags guide.

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