Sean McColl Climbs Gaia (E8 6c)

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Gaia is a notorious route. First climbed by Johnny Dawes in 1986, Gaia goes at the British grade of E8 6c, roughly around 5.13. The pro ends below the halfway point and blowing the final crux means a bad fall. This was made clear in the film Hard Grit, when Jean-minh Trin-Thieu swung into the corner below and broke his leg. Here, Sean McColl takes down the heady line with style.