HyperBallad | 8B+ Boulder problem

It is unlikely the problem exists at this grade.

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Si O'Conor
Added at 18:01 on 25 January 2023


1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Si O'Conor Boulder | worked Before 1st Jan 2005
First ascent.

On the wild and woolly Lewis shorelines of Europaidh and surrounding areas, I have added a line I've been trying since before the Spanish Armada sailed past. HyperBallad weighs in at a hard Font 8b+/8c (or V14/15 in new currency). There's no telling just how truly funny this line is. I was rolling around on the floor for ages after doing the final moves but, come a genetic freak, it may be downgraded to a mere Brian Blessed-type roar, or it may not. And that's the thing, it's going to take someone who has experience at this level of joke-telling to appreciate the humour needed to tackle the severity of the overhang and the matchstick edged crimps. To be honest, I don't see the grade shifting to the negative. [1]


[1] On The Edge Magazine, Issue 143 Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005

Unlikely to be a legitimate ascent given his history.