Ben Bransby Climbs Parthian Shotby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Nov/2013
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This famous route was graded E9 until the crucial 'shipwreck' flake was broken off in a fall by visiting Canadian climber Will Stanhope.
Bransby was climbing at Burbage today (19th Nov) with James McHaffie when he managed a successful lead of the route, the first lead of the route since the flake came off.
James told us briefly:
"It was a really good lead from Ben. I got up to the top crux twice, but couldn't feel my fingers."
We hope to bring you more news on this ascent soon. Until then, if you want to read the background on Parthian Shot you can check out this UKC Article: The Parthian Shot Saga
Note, the photo on the right is of Ben Bransby on an attempt on the route several years ago and is not current.
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