/ NEWS: New E8 for Northern Ireland

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UKC News - on 07 Apr 2009
[Ricky Bell - The Big Skin 320, 5 kb]Ricky Bell has just climbed his project below A Bad Skin Day at Fairhead, Northern Ireland, naming it The Big Skin and offering a grade of E8 6c.

Full report with photos:

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=46832

catt on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Now that looks like a route!
In reply to UKC News: The middle picture of the three is excellent. Looks like a mega route. A fine effort Mr Bell.
Bulls Crack - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to catt:

Best outcrop in the British Isles? Looks amazing.
GrahamD - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Ricky's name seems to crop up a lot on the Irish scene. It would be great to see some of his routes getting a bit more attention from over here.
220bpm on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to TobyA:
> (In reply to UKC News) The middle picture of the three is excellent. Looks like a mega route. A fine effort Mr Bell.

Indeed, totally inspirational bit of climbing there. Route looks terrifying!
john howard 1 - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: Awesome effort!
M0nkey - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News:

nice one ricky. hat's off to hillerscapes again with the stunning photos.
Kyuzo on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to TobyA:

Yeah, the middle one really makes it feel 'out there'. Fantastic looking route.
Frank4short - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC News: The man is a machine. He may not be putting up the ultra hard routes that garner a serious amount of media attention that other top climbers are however he's massively prolific in the E5 to E8 territory. I'd be surprised if there were many others in the british isles at this moment in time putting up the same volume of hards routes as the man. He's also as far as i can tell, though i could be mistaken, systematically trying to get every E7 in ireland done. Bon Effort!
Michael Ryan - on 08 Apr 2009
In reply to Frank4short:
> (In reply to UKC News)

> He may not be putting up the ultra hard routes that garner a serious amount of media attention that other top climbers are.....

Yes he is and we are reporting on what he does. These are seriously big and significant routes....and people are interested.

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GrahamD - on 09 Apr 2009
In reply to Frank4short:

Some of his routes, like this one, should get attention just because they look superb - irrespective of being 'only' E8. Its not like Fairhead is a remote backwater to get to.

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