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Scottish climber Dave MacLeod repeating Lexicon, one of the most difficult trad climbs in the UK first ascended by Neil Gresham in summer 2021 at Pavey Ark in the Lake District.
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Watch Dave MacLeod climbing Lexicon at Pavey Ark, England

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The video of the third ascent of Lexicon at Pavey Ark in England, carried out by Scottish climber Dave MacLeod in March 2022. graded E11, this is one of the hardest trad climbs in the UK.

Early this year Dave MacLeod claimed the third ascent of Lexicon up at Pavey Ark in the Lake District and considered one of the hardest trad climbs in the UK. In this fascinating video the 43-year-old Scottish climber explains in minute detail what it took to repeat Neil Gresham's bold and potentially extremely dangerous 2021 masterpiece.

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