Ben Heason Repeats Meshuga - E9 6c

by Richie Patterson - Wild Country Apr/2010
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+Ben Heason climbing Meshuga - E9 6c at Black Rocks, 124 kbBen Heason climbing Meshuga - E9 6c at Black Rocks
© Ben Heason Collection

+Ben Heason climbing Meshuga - E9 6c at Black Rocks, 81 kbBen Heason climbing Meshuga - E9 6c at Black Rocks
© Ben Heason Collection
On Saturday 27th March Ben Heason headpointed the Black Rocks test-piece Meshuga E9 6c.

Black Rocks is a gritstone crag located near Matlock in the Peak District.

Ben Commented:

“Meshuga is one of the few remaining grit routes I was motivated to headpoint, and I'd wanted to climb it for years; that photo of Seb on the cover of “Hard Grit”, a constant, nagging reminder. I finally got around to trying it just before Christmas and was surprised to find the quality of the climbing to be even better than I expected; but shortly afterwards I left for Spain in my van for a couple of months.

Returning from Spain's coldest winter in 95 years, having on-sighted an 8a and redpointed an 8b I knew I could climb Meshuga..."


Ben Heason is sponsored by Wild Country and Red Chili

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