Gripping stuff. Nice one!
I think the pictures of this on the run-out are brilliant.
Well done to Emma, is that the main Cromlech walls ticked then?
Superb! That video of Nico Favresse (who must be one of the World's top trad climbers) taking the big ride really shows how impressive this ascent is.
Aye, indeed, looked at it and ran away rapidly.... : )
Amazingly brilliant climbing. Are we going to see a female ascent of Indian Face? It surely must be possible.
I'm not sure Nico F's amusing ride was what made Nightmayer famous, at least not to climbers of my generation.
Still, bloody well done Emma T - impressive ascent.
To be fair to him, he was trying to onsight it.
Nice one Emma ! Good pics Bunny
That's interesting, how many E8 were tried to be onsighted back in your day?. I actually have no idea, I know Steve Mayers put this one up in 92 which is pretty impressive, but I assume it was pre-practised. I can't even start to imagine what E8 feels on the onsight today, let alone back in the day with inferior gear and shoes...
I doubt there's more than a handful of E8s put up on sight or even ground up. Hardback Thesaurus was the first I guess and there was a strong OS ethic at Range West (where Steve Mayers put up a couple of E7s) and on the Llyn but I don't think that still holds. I think Ian Vickers and Gaz Parry did an E8 traverses at Yew Cogar Scar. I thought Quetzalcoatl might count but according to the logbook here it was abseil inspected first (still pretty mental!)
Nice work emma.
Wow, just wow!