Opened my account and officially kicked off Project 8aBy40. The clock is ticking, 2yrs and 5months to go.
First go up I frigged it to death with the clip-stick, apart from the bottom section I could barely do any of the moves - not a good start.
Second time up (with the rope and draws in place) it started to come together, managed most of the individual moves after the heal-hook traverse.
I was surprised at just how bad the feet are...
Pysched to get back on it and start training properly.
UnkArl - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/14 with James Long
dswansonlow - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Darren McMaster
Felt good after getting Bad Boy so jumped on this. Hard! Dogged on lead to the last clip and then dogged on second after that.
shed_hed - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low
matt30987 - TR dog - 03/Sep/14 with Dad
Bit of stamina training in the wall made the difference in the end. Took a fair bit of perseverance this one!
Luke Brooks - Lead RP - 23/Aug/14 with Delyth
Luke Dawson - Lead RP - 10/Jul/14 with Charles Dawson
Awesome! One of the best 8a's I've ever done. Fantastic climbing. Messed up my sequence big time on the successful red point. Forgot to use the undercut on the top crux, had to match the side pull..sketchy! About 5th session. Maybe 8th red point
Glyn - Lead RP - 26/Jun/13 with Matt Smith
Hidden - TR dnf - 02/Jun/13
Two parts, progress. Worked out better sequence for top red point thin crux section
Glyn - Lead dog - 04/May/13 with Chris Davis
Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13
What a battle! great route!!!
westyb3 - Lead RP - 27/Jul/12 with Matt Cox
Hidden - Lead RP - 17/May/12
NickHarms - Lead dog - 2012
ahh got to the end of the top traverse then got straight back on and went to the top
bustermartin - Lead dog - 25/Sep/11
Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Sep/11
Finally put this nemesis to bed. 1st attempt of the day - finishing as the top groove was starting to get wet in the rain.
keefe - Lead RP - 30/Jul/11 with Tansy
Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Jul/11
Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 03/Jul/11 with the wife
day 1, some progress.
Martin Cleaver - TR dog - 14/May/11
got pumped, need some stamina.
dav - Lead RP - 01/May/11 with Gill B
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead RP - 30/May/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead RP - 2010
Hidden - TR dog - 05/Aug/09
hard, harder than i expected. struggled with traverse (pumpy), cross-through move to slot (where do my feet go?) and then moves right into groove at top (no footholds!) all a bit rushed due to tide. need another go to get a real feel for moves but great to be on the route after walking past it so much...
ksjs - TR dog - 05/Aug/09 with ally
Cassidy - Lead RP - 22/Jul/09 with McGeek, Neil Busby
Hidden - 2008
sadams - Lead RP - 09/May/98 with Pete Bukowski
whispering nic - Lead dog - Jul/96 with April
kristian - Lead RP - Mar/96
Mike Owen - 11/Aug/91 with Elaine Owen