Caroline Ciavaldini climbs Requiem E8
Italian climber Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Requiem E8 at Dumbarton Rock and adds to her growing list of hard trad redpoints.
Requiem was climbed in 1983 by Dave Cuthbertson. At the time it was one of the hardest rock climbs in the world at the time. It follows a crackline which fades out to a seam at half height.
U.K. Climbing reported that Civaldini repeated Requiem during a trip do Dumbarton with her husband James Pearson. The trip was a successful one as Pearson returned to climb a route on the same wall called Rhapsody E11 and sent.
Requiem follows a flake heading rightwards to finish, while Rhapsody climbs the line of the crack all the way to the top.