This gritstone route was originally E9 but the demise of part of the flake that gives a handhold and wire placements has broken, meaning the route is now harder.
Neil placed all the gear on lead which he felt was similar in physical difficulty to an 8b sport route. Neil's is the second ascent of Parthian Shot since the broken hold, following on from Ben Bransby (see UKC News).
We hope to have more info on Neil's ascent soon.
Well done Neil!
Jorg Verhoeven and Katha Saurwein continue in their mission to tick Australia's bucket list climbs, visiting the Grampians... Read more
45 year-old Keswick-based climber Duncan Booth is a familiar name to many, having been an active climber in the... Read more
Steve McClure has made the first repeat of Neil Mawson's route Choronzon E10 (8b+) at Flimston Bay in Pembroke. Its... Read more
The notoriously tricky Impact Day E8 6c at Pavey Ark has seen a flurry of interest recently with three ascents in just over a... Read more