F8a Deep Water Solo Repeat for Gav Symonds

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Jul/2010
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+Long Quarry Point pages from Rockfax Deep Water guide, 203 kbLong Quarry Point pages from Rockfax Deep Water guide
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+Christine 8a , 145 kbGav Symonds climbing Christine, for the second deep water solo ascent. Lisa Farris
Deep Water Solo Activist Gav Symonds has made what is thought to be the second deep water solo ascent of Christine, at Long Quarry Point, Anstey's Cove, Devon.

Christine is a classic F8a, first climbed by Ken Palmer back in 2002 and first soloed in 2003.

Gav tells of his recent ascent:

"I first tried it last year at the end of the day but came off at the end of the first crux. I returned this week and after a few falls I went down on a rope to chalk the hold. I then went back on the route working it out a move at a time, falling each time a move higher - going on to finally do the route on my ninth go."

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You can find more information on Long Quarry Point in the UKC Database

And in the Deep Water Guide:

Deep Water (Jun 2007)

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