/ NEWS: Pembroke DWS Mega Project Falls to Neil Gresham

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UKC News - on 02 Aug 2012
Neil, looking like an Olympiad himself, wearing his shorty wetsuit early this summer (Look at those guns!)., 4 kbOn Friday 27th July, the day of the opening ceremony of the Olympics, Neil Gresham completed his 8b DWS project at Forbidden Head in Pembroke.

Olympiad (8b), climbs a compact, leaning wall that has been described as one of the great DWS challenges in Pembroke...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67316

Morgan Woods - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News: Well done Neil. 8b sounds tough even with a rope!
stonemaster - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News: What a great effort. Well done.
Ed Booth - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News: Awesome!
unclesamsauntibess - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News: shouldn't it be a water up ascent?
flaneur - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Looks very good and impressive. Where is it exactly?

Neil looks more like an Olympian than an Olympiad </pedant>

aln - on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to flaneur:
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Surely Olympian makes more sense? http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Olympiad Amazing looking route.

Dave Musgrove Jnr on 02 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News: Nice work Neil!
Jams Crwca - on 03 Aug 2012
In reply to aln:

> Surely Olympian makes more sense? http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Olympiad

Cunningly enough I think he's been working on this line for a while and it maybe 4 years before someone does it again. He deserves gold for getting this route in due to access and the nature of DWS. I wonder if anyone will on-sight it ground-up or water-up ...
koalapie - on 03 Aug 2012
In reply to Jams Crwca: Great work Neil Gresham, well done.
aln - on 03 Aug 2012
In reply to Jams Crwca: Fair enough.
James Oswald - on 03 Aug 2012
James Oswald - on 04 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News:

Amazing effort Neil.
JBeynon - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News:
An unbelieveable effort on a very intimidating route. We take our hat off to Neil completely. And what a momentous day to have completed it. Such a modest and grounded individual too. A great example to the climbing world. Please to have been part of the celebration back at Manobier YHA.
Elrond - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to UKC News:

But he didn't climb it from the start? How can that count as a proper tick?
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mountain.martin - on 05 Aug 2012
In reply to Hazelnuts:
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> But he didn't climb it from the start? How can that count as a proper tick?

Oh dear, someone who can't even be bothered to read the article.

As is stated in the article he gave up on the portaledge idea because he thought it would be more ethical to do the route without, the route starts from a cave.

Where do you think it should start, underwater? On the Seabed?


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