17 Year Old Ashleigh - O'Draconian Devil (F8b/+)by Simon Rawlinson & Jack Geldard Jun/2011
This news story has been read 7,417 times
The route - which featured on the Chris Sharma film 'King Lines' - takes a bouldery sequence through the steep cave at sector Iannis. This route was bolted by Neil Gresham and requires good flexibility at the cave's apex.
The route took Ash seven attempts over two days and would have gone much sooner but required an evening's stretching session for the final bridge that is required.
Ashleigh has recently been selected for the GB squad and is going from strength to strength with some quick ascents of hard boulder problems at Kennelgarth wall back home in South Wales.
17 year-old William Bosi from Edinburgh has become the youngest Brit to climb 9a with an astonishingly quick redpoint of... Read more
Dave MacLeod has repeated Chris Sharma's Practice of the wild, ~8C, at Magic Wood/Averstal. This was the 37 year old's first of... Read more
In this short piece of video from Kieran Duncan, we see a climber fall from the popular 7b Omiros on Kalymnos. Callum the... Read more
Gaz Parry and Adrian Berry have recently added a new 7 pitch route to Kalymnos. At a moderate grade of French 5, Space... Read more