Super Duper Trooper ~8A Repeat from Potokar

Super Duper Trooper

Strong Bristol lad, Hamish Potokar has made the fourth ascent of Mikey Cleverdon’s Super Duper Trooper ~8A at Saddle Tor, Dartmoor. Following Alex Waterhouse’ swift repeat, it is rumoured that Mike Adams has also repeated the problem. Has the problem become the most popular Font 8 on the moor already?

Hamish comments, “I thought it was a really cool problem. Props to Mikey for putting up another obvious, hard and quality addition to The Moor.”

With the current sunshine and slopey nature of this problem ( and all of Dartmoor?) Hamish decided to head up to Saddle Tor one evening after dark to make the most of cooler temperatures.

Hamish explained, “We got super good conditions, after sneaking out for a quick session, so it went down pretty quickly. I didnt find the sit moves too bad, but I found the moves getting into Super Trooper a fair bit harder. I used diferent beta to Mikey and Alex and for me it felt closer to 7C+ relative to other problems I’ve repeated on the moor. I wouldnt say that definitively and I’m really interested to see what others will have to say!”

 

ABOUT HAMISH

Hamish Potokar is a strong Bristol based boulderer who has climbed up to Font 8B. He loves to train hard and fully enjoys all aspects of the climbing lifestyle. Hamish is a member of the GB Junior Bouldering Team and is sponsored by  The Climbing Academy, Scarpa, Moon Climbing and Banana Fingers.|