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

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

Photo: Ian Parnell

Selected first ascents by discipline

1. Sport first asents

  • Sabotage 8c+, 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
  • 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
 Airdrawndagger E8 6c, Pembroke, First ascent in June 2004. Photo: Paul Twomey

Airdrawndagger E8 6c, Pembroke, First ascent in June 2004. Photo: Paul Twomey

3. Trad first ascents

  • 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

Winter 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

 
 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

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.

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