Ed Booth making the 3rd ascent of Une Jeune Fille Quatre Vingt Dix Ans, E8 6c
UKC News, May 2013
© Angus Kille Last weekend a strong team comprising of Ed Booth, Angus Kille, Ed and Sam Hamer had a very productive weekend quickly ticking many hard routes at Nesscliffe.
First up on Friday the 3rd May, Ed Booth made the 3rd ascent of Une Jeune Fille Quatre Vingt Dix Ans, E8 6c, a Nick Dixon route, the only other known ascentionist being Dave Birkett. Ed explained;
"It's basically a wiggy 8a sport route protected by 4 pegs, 2 cams and an in-situ ice screw, I redpointed it with the kit in place."
Angus Kille also headpointed 10 o'clock Saturday Morning, E7 6c that day.
The next day Ed and Sam Hamer arrived, with Sam repeating Une Jeune Fille Quatre Vingt Dix Ans placing all non-fixed pieces of gear on lead. Angus then also redpointed it with the gear in place, notching up Une Jeune's fifth overall ascent.
Sam then headpointed Il Y A Stazi, E8 6c, with climbing up to 8a the route is now missing a peg low down, making the crux a very highball boulder problem/solo.
Ed Hamer made a very quick headpoint of Berlin Wall, E8 6c and then also climbed Il Y A Stazi.
On the Sunday the Hamer brothers were back with Sam climbing Marlene Direct, E7 6c and Ed making a repeat of Subtilitas, rumoured to be a sandbag at V9/7C. Ed commented:
"I thought it was pretty hard for 7C! Wouldn't go a-miss at 7C+! It's a great problem, I was really chuffed to send it."
You can read more about the Hamers' ascents on their Blog.
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