In reply to UKC News: It's worth noting also that the boulder problem Nik's Wall is the second closest hard boulder problem to Sheffield (after Lurcher direct), a really inspiring line, and unrepeated for quite a while now. Make of that what you will.
In reply to James Moyle:
This was discussed at some length not that long ago when John Cooke did the triple the final list looked like this:
"45 Definites (but feel free to check that you agree), getting closer to 50
Dave Birkett (E8 onsight)
James Pearson (E8 onsight, Font/sport 8 flash)
Ryan Pasquil (E8 flashes)
Jerry Moffatt (assuming his finish to Renegade Master makes it E8)
Neil Carson (I assume he's done Font 8A but don't know)
Nick Dixon (Assuming Nesscliffe prob is Font 8A?)
Rich Simpson (onsighted E9 possibly??)
Tim Rankin (but another Font 8A would be nice)
The Not Sures:
Cubby (Font 8A?)
Dan Varian (What E8? Highballing Superboc with a sea of mats can't count)
Ned Feehally (What E8? Highballing Superboc with a sea of mats can't count)
Stu Littlefair (what E8?)
Stew Watson (What E8?)
Adam Mulholland (dunno anything about this person, sorry)
Tim Emmett (Font 8A?)
Neil Gresham (has he done Font 8A?)
Ron Fawcett (Not done E8, anybody?)
Nic Sellars (Font 8A?)
Andy Swan (E8?)
Niall McNair (dunno anything about him)
Lucy Creamer (Font 8A?)
James Ibbetson (I assume that's Ibbo? Has he done E8?)
Ricky Bell (Font 8A?)
Rupert Davies (E8?)
Adrian Berry (Font 8A? Start of Blind Vision is, I think, 7C+)
Dave Barrans (E8?)
Seb Grieve (fairly sure he hasn't done Font 8A)
Ben Moon (E8?)
John Redhead (fairly sure he hasn't done Font 8A)
Simon Nadin (E8?)
Chris Cubbit (Font 8A?)
Jamie Cassidy (E8?)
Gordon Lennox (Font 8A?))
Ali Coull (I no nothing about this chap)
Pete Oxley (Font 8A?)
Mark Edwards (Font 8A?)
Andi Turner (E8? Probably not?)
Justin Crtchlow (Sport 8a?)
However if you start insisting on the E8 been onsight the numbers plummet to Pearson, Birkett, Pasquil (I'll allow him the flashes) and errr.. well me. Unless anyone can add others?
And as far as I know Pearson is the only one to have flashed/onsighted all of three. I guess that's the next target...
In reply to andy farnell:
You are right, I just copy and pasted the list from the previous thread, without checking/updating. I thought he ground upped the E8, I didn't realise he flashed it? Nice one Adam.
Anyway it seems to be somewhere between 50-ish and 80-ish who have ticked trhe triple in any style, a handful who have doned it with the E8 onsight and about 1 who has flashed/onsighted all 3.
Niall McNair - 8A (worked), 8a (onsight, 8b redpoint at least) and E7 onsight for definite. Although it's been a while since I've seen him the only reason he hadn't done an E8 then was because he hadn't tried. Maybe he has since.
I didn't even ground-up them - more like dogged the hell out of them
I think Pete did Gigantic if you can still count that as an E8 as gound up. Now that so many people have done this triple 8 thingy, we should have special clubs/niches to preserve the exclusivity....! Or in 10 years all aspire for the Triple 9 club. Oh I wish!
I bet plenty have done the Roof Triple 8, but not so many the Slab Triple 8.
In reply to Adam Lincoln:
Interesting grades boundaries, I wonder why you chose them... Although Tom seems to be suggesting Gigantic might not be E8
I'm struggling to think of many Font 8 slabs in the UK, Gaskins thing at Stanworth and Snatch at Denham (although that's really pushing the definition of slab into wall territory), and as for slab sport routes in the UK????
> I'm struggling to think of many Font 8 slabs in the UK, Gaskins thing at Stanworth and Snatch at Denham (although that's really pushing the definition of slab into wall territory), and as for slab sport routes in the UK????
The Very big and very small! A few more on slate probably?
This week's Friday Night Video is a collection of footage documenting Will Bosi's hard boulder ticks in the Peak and the Lake District from this summer and the last, featuring repeats up to 8C and some gnarly limestone crimps.
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