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Significant Ascents

Sabotage 8c+/9a, Malham, UK. First ascent in 2016.  Photo: Ian Parnell

Sabotage 8c+/9a, Malham, UK. First ascent in 2016.

Photo: Ian Parnell

Selected first ascents by discipline

1. Sport Climbing First Ascents

  • Sabotage 8c+/9a, Malham Cove. UK. 10.16

  • Freakshow 8c, Kilnsey, UK. 08.15

  • Premonition 8b+, Kilnsey, UK.09.15

  • Atlantis 8b, Jurassic Park, Kalymnos. 11.09

  • Labyrinth 8a+, Jurassic Park, Kalymnos. 04.10

  • The Colony 8a+, Vinales, Cuba. 2002

  • The Axeman 8a, Yangshuo, China.10.06

  • Lunar-Tick 8a, Yangshuo, China. 10.05

First ascent of Hydrotherapy 8a+ S2, Pembroke. Britain's hardest DWS in 2011. Photo: Liam Cook.

First ascent of Hydrotherapy 8a+ S2, Pembroke. Britain's hardest DWS in 2011. Photo: Liam Cook.

2. DWS First Ascents

  • Olympiad 8b, Pembroke, UK. 08.12

  • Hydrotherapy 8a+S2, Pembroke, UK. 08.11

  • San Simeon*8a S3, Pembroke, UK. 08.07 (FA: Charlie Woodburn)

  • Cutlass (ground-up) 8a, Berry Head, UK. 09.07 (ground-up)

  • The Wizard 8a, Pembroke, UK. 07.04 (ground-up)

  • The Flying Dutchman* 7b S2, Devon, UK. 08.06

  • Ho Chi Minh 7c+, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.11.03

  • Sirocco 7c+, Syracusa, Sicily. 06.14

  • Ejector Seat 7c, Cova del Diablo, Majorca. 10.01

    * first solo ascent

Fearless E9 6c, Dove Crag, Lake District. First ascent in June 2019.

Fearless E9 6c, Dove Crag, Lake District. First ascent in June 2019.

3. Traditional Climbing First Ascents

  • Fearless E9 6c, Dove Crag, Lake District 06.19

  • Airdrawndagger E8 6c, Pembroke, UK. 06.04

  • Boiling Point E8 6b, Itatiaia, Brasil. 2000

  • Gravediggers E8 6c Llanberis, UK. 06.97

  • Firefox E7 6c, Jossingfjord, Norway. 08.98

  • The Wickerman E7 6c, Lundy, UK. 08.05

  • Fire Starter E6 6b, Burnt Crag, Lake District, UK. 04.18

  • Post Modern Arete E6 6c, Halle, Sweden. 06.99

  • Ulan Battered E5 6b, Ghorki Park, Mongolia. 04.01

  • Sapphire Crack E5 6b, Ghorki Park, Mongolia. 04.01

 
Splashdown WI 6. Rowaling Valley, Nepal. First ascent in 2013 with Kenton Cool.  Photo: Gresham collection

Splashdown WI 6. Rowaling Valley, Nepal. First ascent in 2013 with Kenton Cool.

Photo: Gresham collection

4. Winter Climbing First Ascents

  • The Tempest X 9 (M9), Glencoe UK. 02.01

  • Feeding Frenzy VI 7, Ben Nevis, UK.1997*

  • Dropzone WI 6 M6, Lyngen Alps, Norway. 02.13

  • Tequila Stuntman WI 6 M6, Chamonix, France.1998

  • Mr Freeze WI 6, Dramb, Bjorgum. Iceland. 02.07

  • Splashdown WI 6, Rowaling Valley, Nepal. 2013

  • Welsh Ice Trifecta * WI 5 > 6 > 5 Snowdonia, UK. 02.12

  • Double Red VI 6, Honister crags, Lake District, UK, 03.18

     * first link-up

Significant Repeats

Indian Face E9 6c, Cloggy, UK. This ascent in 1995.  Photo: Gresham collection

Indian Face E9 6c, Cloggy, UK. This ascent in 1995.

Photo: Gresham collection

1. Selected Repeats - Rock

  • Equilibrium E10 7a, Burbage, UK, 2nd ascent. 12.02

  • Indian Face E9 6c, Cloggy, UK, 3rd ascent.1995

  • Meshuga E9 6c, Black Rocks, UK, 2nd ascent. 2000

  • Gribin Wall climb E8/9 6c, Gribin Facet, UK, 3rd ascent.1998

  • Minaret E8 6c, Halle, Sweden, 2nd ascent. 1999

  • The Abyss 7b S3, Pembroke, UK, 2nd ascent. 08.14

  • Masters Edge E7 6b, Millstone, UK, ground-up ascent. 1997

  • Fun de Chichunne 8a, Grande Grotte, Kalymnos, onsight. 10.10

Central Icefall Direct VI, during the second repeat of the 'Welsh Triple Crown'  Photo: Gresham collection.

Central Icefall Direct VI, during the second repeat of the 'Welsh Triple Crown'

Photo: Gresham collection.

2. Selected Repeats - Ice

  • Rise & Shine WI 7, Kandersteg, Switzerland. 02.03

  • Roadside WI 7, Lyngen Alps, Norway. 02.13

  • ‘Welsh Triple Crown’, Llanberis, UK, 2nd repeat. 04.13