/ NEWS: James McHaffie repeats The Big Bang - 9a

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UKC News - on 01 Aug 2011
James McHaffie in Margalef, Spain, 4 kbJames McHaffie has made the second ascent of Neil Carson's The Big Bang at Lower Pen Trywn, Wales.

McHaffie, aged 30, is perhaps best known for his UK trad climbing CV, but has also climbed many hard sport routes.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=63370

thommi - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News: Awesome!!!! :-) well done that man!!
Quarryboy - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News:

What a total climbing machine!
In reply to UKC News: Well done James, amazing effort and really pleased for you.

Good to see hard work paying off.

Congrats.

Jack
JimmyKay - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh! Ormes Rule!!
GuyVG - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News: great news, well done
Lee Proctor - on 01 Aug 2011
Great effort Caff all that hard work has paid off.

So what UK grade 9's are now left unrepeated, Mutation and Stevolution at the Tor and VNB? are there any others?
chris_j_s - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to Lee Proctor:
> Great effort Caff all that hard work has paid off.
>
> So what UK grade 9's are now left unrepeated, Mutation and Stevolution at the Tor and VNB? are there any others?

Total Eclipse at Malham possibly scrapes in at 8c+/9a.

Great effort Caff - one of the most significant repeats of 2011.

Sam Mayfield - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Well done Caff much love from Spain, Sam and Rich Orange x
ClimbUK - on 01 Aug 2011 - www.climbukltd.com
In reply to UKC News: Fantastic well done Caff - a desperate route!
Hope you get chance to put all that sports fitness to even more good use on some trad now...
Mord - on 01 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Top effort Caff. Great to see you hitting 9a at last. Though the trad stuff, imho, if far more impressive to me, as a trad climber myself.

Anyway, well done.

M.
kabutsu - on 02 Aug 2011
Nice one!!!!!!!
doylo - on 02 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News:

Legendary repeat! Its not even good conditions at the moment.
Cassidy on 02 Aug 2011
In reply to Lee Proctor: Hunger at the Anvil

Brilliant effort from James. Very, very inspirational ascent from an inspirational climber.
Brendan - on 02 Aug 2011
In reply to doylo: Great vid on your blog, by the way.
willoates - on 02 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News: Crusheerrrr!
doylo - on 03 Aug 2011
doylo - on 03 Aug 2011
In reply to grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat:
You could be right there but not sure i could get that on ITunes!
mr mills - on 04 Aug 2011
In reply to doylo:

Think I know where your coming from with the song Chris ` She Bangs, She bangs, as in the `Big Bang` is that what inspired you to use that crappy song ?

To James - Respect youth :)
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andy farnell - on 07 Aug 2011
In reply to mr mills: Caff did both Predator and Unjustified on Saturday, having never tried either before. Which is impressive.

Andy F
climb the peak - on 07 Aug 2011
In reply to UKC News: Nice one mate

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