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Simpson frees A Muerte 8c+/9a


Rich Simpson has made the first ascent of A Muerte 8c+/9a at Siurana, Spain

Rich Simpson continues to be the man to look out for at the moment. As reported on moonclimbing.com, Simpson is currently in Spain's Siruana where he has made the first ascent of "A Muerte", grading the line 8c+/9a.

The route had been bolted about ten years ago but the super sustained 20m series of pockets had never been previously linked. After a myriad of high profile repeats (read Action Direct 9a in October 2005, Hubble 8c+ and Wallstreet 8c in the same year), time has now come for the 22 year old to make his mark. And by the sounds of things he thoroughly enjoyed it. Thos ewith projects watch out: Rich's about!

Highlights Richard Simpson
Action Direct 9a, Frankenjura, Germany
Infinty 8c+, Frankenjura, Germany
Wallstreet 8c, Frankenjura, Germany
Armstrong 8c, Frankenjura, Germany
Raubritter 8c, Frankenjura , Germany
Hubble 8c Raven Tor, England
The Bastard 8c+ Rubicon, England
Ursus 8c Monstant, Spain
Liquid Amber 8c/8c+ LPT, England
Le Minimum 8c Buoux, France
Maginot Line 8c Volx, France
Agincourt 8c Buoux, France
Chiqquette Du Graal, 8c Buoux, France
Powerplay 8c Frankenjura, Germany
Le Mur Du 6 Clopes 8b+, St Leger, France
Stone Love 8b+ Frankenjura, Germany
DeadLine 8b+ Frankenjur, Germany
Mr Cheki 8b+ Siurana, Spain
Traversia del Capita 8b+ Siurana, Spain

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Photo: Richard Simpson climbing Sterne 8b, Frankenjura





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