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Australia's first 9a(35) 3-Apr-2016 At 6:38:24 AM Dave J
On 3/04/2016 ima.seriousyoungliza wrote:
>....Claw gets bragging-rights for cleaning up Janicpts BUT the 21 climbing
>level was already established by Ewbank.....PLUS ....Claw's effort was
>in 1974 ... 2 years after Valhalla and Kraken......AND..... Pieksta beat
>Claw & Java at grade 25 with Ostler ......So technically speaking ... Claws
>claim to fame with grading was solving the crux for Nic Taylor on Country
>Road ......and Mark Moorhead gets a big mention for giving Kim a run for his money @
>grade 28......and Alex gets a mention for casting a shadow over the Cossey
>bros @ grade 35 ...if anyone deserved the first grade 35 in Australia ,LeeC
> was you ...
in terms of difficulty (rather than grade given), Claw's 83 Slopin' Sleazin' was harder than either India and Masada. Moorhead and Claw were both years ahead of Kim at that point.

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