|the 8A-shield at Murgtal...|
So I tried it as a low version. I thought, that the line will probably feel more like 8A if I start it from the lower holds. And it was like that...! The two additional moves are not very hard... but it makes a quite big difference for the following crux-move and also for the whole line (endurance). In the end I was not able to complete it that evening... but I almost topped it out one try. The good thing is, that I have some more work now to do until the barrier opens. ;)
|here you can see the two little crimps below my feets, where Fred's original version starts...|
a bit below you can see a quite big hold, where the lower version starts...!