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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.

Caroline Ciavaldini

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.

James Pearson sends Rhapsody

Requiem follows a flake heading rightwards to finish, while Rhapsody climbs the line of the crack all the way to the top.

Caroline Ciavaldini on Requiem E8 6b  Photo Chris Prescott / Hot Aches Media
Caroline Ciavaldini on Requiem E8 6b Photo Chris Prescott / Hot Aches Media