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James Jackson sorting out the crux on the first ascent of Sting In THe Tail, HVS 5a, Mells
© James Jackson, May 2006
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were exactly is this crag in somerset?
IOAN D - 22/Jun/06
On the outskirts of the (very picturesque) village of Mells, near Frome.
James Jackson - 22/Jun/06
First ascent...or is he top roping?
Dave Fletcher - 23/Jun/06
You clearly haven't mastered the art of throwing a sling around a handy object when you're below it...
James Jackson - 23/Jun/06
Heh, went there today, looking for the climbs on the first face. We couldn't get to any of them, so found this piece of rock, which doesn't seem to be in the guide. Managed a clean onsight of it, not knowing the grade. (which was lucky as HVS is the hardest lead I've done before.) I found that the crux was just where you are in the pic ;-) The rest of the place is so overgrown, you can't get to the faces..
joe_90 - 06/Aug/06
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It's not in the guide cos we cleaned it in May :)
A bit of bashing will get to the other faces - Mells Wall is easy to get to really, I'm surprised there's not a path through at the moment (haven't been back for a month or so though).
James Jackson - 06/Aug/06