Dave MacLeod

Scottish lone wolf who has performed at a very high level across many disciplines. Dave has established or repeated almost all the hard climbing in Scotland, from 8B+ boulder problems to grade XI winter routes.

https://twitter.com/davemacleod09

Features in Cutting Loose.


Media

Dave MacLeod
Added at 22:01 on 18 January 2021
Hunger (9a)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Practice of the Wild (8C)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Darwin Dixit (8b+)
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
Catalan Witness the Fitness (8B+)
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
Natural Method (8B+, FA)
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
Gut Buster (8B+)
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
The Walk of Life (E9)
Added at 22:12 on 27 December 2020
Rhapsody (E11, FA)
Added at 22:12 on 27 December 2020
Return of the King (E9)
Added at 15:01 on 06 January 2021
From Shallow Water to Riverbed (8B+)
Added at 15:01 on 06 January 2021
4th Wave (8B, FA)
Added at 15:01 on 06 January 2021
Gimme that Swing (8B, FA)
Added at 15:01 on 06 January 2021
One Summer in Paradise (8B)
Added at 15:01 on 06 January 2021
Natural Method (8B+, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 14 January 2021
Pressure (8B, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 14 January 2021
Indian Face (E9)
Added at 10:01 on 14 January 2021
Zero (8B, FA)
Added at 14:05 on 13 May 2021
If 6 was 9 (E9)
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Added at 08:08 on 24 August 2021
Breathless (E9)
Added at 20:09 on 17 September 2021
Hold Fast, Hold True (E10)
Added at 06:09 on 22 September 2021
Mind Riot (E10, FA)
Added at 07:09 on 22 September 2021
Hurley Burley (8b)
Added at 13:07 on 01 July 2021
Mnemosyne (E9, FA)
Added at 17:09 on 13 September 2021

Ascents

42 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Practice of the Wild 8C (Boulder) 01 May 2016 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2016/05/dave_macleod_-_practice_of_the_wild_8c-70484

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBH9ZGYKuLo

Big Long Now 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Aug 2008 (approx)
Seven of Nine 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Apr 2011 (approx)
Natural Method 8B+ (Boulder) 01 May 2012 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jYhw7RI3nE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRDjKZeV-JA

Lithium 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2017 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/03/dave_macleod_completes_lithium_f8b+-71007

New Base Line 8B+ (Boulder) 30 Apr 2012 (approx)
Mystic Stylez 8B+ (Boulder) 01 May 2012 (approx)

https://davemacleod.blogspot.com/2012/05/mystic-stylez.html

Gut Buster 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Mar 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YtcA7Ovx00

From Shallow Water to Riverbed 8B+ (Boulder)

https://vimeo.com/163236472

Catalan Witness the Fitness 8B+ (Boulder)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7cSJ0g3kNo

Perfect Crime 8B (Boulder) 01 Mar 2005 (approx)
Pressure 8B (Boulder) 01 Dec 2005 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZTdF3ftQik

Sanction 8B (Boulder) 01 Feb 2006 (approx)
At Eternity's Gate 8B (Boulder) 01 May 2010 (approx)
4th Wave 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2015 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/149216716

Gimme that Swing 8B (Boulder) 24 Mar 2016

https://vimeo.com/160221796

Zero 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-1Zw_EV76s

One Summer in Paradise 8B (Boulder) 01 Nov 2015 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2015/11/two_magic_wood_8bs_in_one_night_for_dave_macleod-70072

https://vimeo.com/145013170

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Echo Wall E11 (Lead) 01 Jul 2008 (approx)

On the grade:

Do you see my problem? I am uncomfortable with the feeling of grades advancing too quickly due to overgrading, but on the other hand feel that Echo Wall might well earn a laughable quanta of E points over anything else I’ve done, based on the way the E scale has been used traditionally over the past couple of decades. I just don’t know. [1]

[1] https://davemacleod.blogspot.com/2008/10/grade-of-echo-wall.html

[2] https://www.davemacleod.com/shop/echowall

Rhapsody E11 (Lead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn8SaTntzG8

To Hell and Back E10 (Lead) 24 Jul 2007
Die by the Drop E10 (Lead) 12 Nov 2010 (approx)

I guess I was in the right frame of mind, so I led it anyway. Of course the inevitable happened and everything went wrong on the crux. I caught the thumb press but at the same time my toes seemed to buckle on a tiny smear and my body arched backwards. In that breath, I fully expected to fall. But at least I also fully accepted I was committed. So survival instinct could fully kick in and I pressed down into the crimp I’d locked to my knee level with strength you only get above an unprotected drop. That was enough to escape the impending splat and I pressed on, wobbling like jelly, all the way to the top. [1]

[1] https://davemacleod.blogspot.com/2010/11/die-by-drop-e10-7a.html

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/videos/categories/trad_climbing/dave_macleod_-die_by_the_drop-_e10-409

Mind Riot E10 (Lead) 01 Oct 2019 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox7iU5DjQ9U

What we do in the Shadows E10 (Lead) 05 Oct 2021
Hold Fast, Hold True E10 (Lead Did not finish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bElfeCKrRvY

Achemine E9 (Lead) 09 Oct 2001

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2001/10/scotland_gets_first_e9-1452

Longhope Route Direct E9 (Lead) 21 Jun 2011
Mnemosyne E9 (Lead) 12 Sep 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIurTukUOpU

Divided Years E9 (Lead) 01 Jul 2006 (approx)

Third ascent.

If 6 was 9 E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2007 (approx)

The long awaited second ascent.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CS8oUqIqlfz/

The Walk of Life E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2009 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/01/dave_macleods_tendon_therapy_the_walk_of_life-45540

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPUeQFtjYO0

Indian Face E9 (Lead) 01 Jun 2010 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/06/dave_macleod_repeats_indian_face-56039

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ7oYTRdj5I

Muy Caliente! E9 (Lead) 26 Sep 2010

Third ascent.

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg278951.html#msg278951

Breathless E9 (Lead)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y80e0S98Tk

Return of the King E9 (Lead)

https://vimeo.com/173051918

Doug E8 (Solo Did not finish)

Dave snapped a pebble and broke his ankle while going for a headpoint ascent.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date