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Owen Hayward has added a new line to the Freddie Welsh boulder in the Beddgelert Forest.

Freddie Krueger V7/7A+ (ish) beta: pull on with both hands on the big, low right-facing sidepull (RH in good slot, LH above) and makes a powerful move to get the obvious 3 finger crimp up and left. Lock this hard to get the right side of the nose above and finish straight up this or into Freddie Welsh.

“The key is to ‘do an Ondra’, i.e. a super deep egyptian! Right foot on obvious edge/nubbin on lip of roof out right and outside edge of left foot on obvious good small foothold under the roof. The big bubbly jugs left of the crimp are out of bounds, but will be well out of reach for average height punters from the sit start position so it doesn’t feel at all eliminate.”

Said Owen.

Owen also repeated Freddie Welsh with two different starting sequences (both entirely legitimate, but different to how Si Panton, the first ascenscionist, started the problem) and reckoned that either way it was probably worth V7/7A+ - quite a climb down from the original V8/7B+! If anybody else has repeated this line do get in touch with comments on the grade.

Relevant links:
      Freddie Welsh news item