/ NEWS: F8a Deep Water Solo Repeat for Gav Symonds

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UKC News - on 22 Jul 2010
[Christine 8a , 3 kb]Deep Water Solo Activist Gav Symonds has made what is thought to be the second deep water solo ascent of Christine, at Long Quarry Point, Anstey's Cove, Devon.

Christine is a classic F8a, first climbed by Ken Palmer back in 2002 and first soloed in 2003.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=56510

caedmon_m on 22 Jul 2010 - 88-105-35-32.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
Mick Ward - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Strong Gav...

Mick
The Pylon King on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Do people ever hurt themselves DWSoloing?
@ndyM@rsh@ll - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to Dark Mavis: yep.
Duncan Campbell - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News: think i may have been down at lonq quary point that day doing black ice on the back wall i think he came up and said hello to my mates dog that had been barking....good effort good to see devon getting some attention
steve taylor - on 22 Jul 2010
In reply to UKC News:

Nice one Gav - nice photo Lisa.
turtlespit - on 23 Jul 2010
DWS would be related to cliff diving, which is covered here: http://adventure.howstuffworks.com/outdoor-activities/water-sports/cliff-diving.htm (not the same of course, but the physics of hitting the water are).

Quote from the article: "If you jump from 20 feet (6 meters) above the water, you'll hit the water at 25 mph (40 kph)"

Kinda makes you think twice about highball DWS. Or at least make sure you know what you're doing.
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Slaney on 24 Jul 2010
In reply to turtlespit:

Aaaaahh, so therefore cliff diving could be associated to base jumping, except of course you need a parachute and don't require water. . . .

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