James Machaffie makes the 3rd ascent of Very Big and Very Small
7th April, 2005
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James Machaffie has pipped Adam Hocking at the post in the race between the two to make the third ascent of The Very Big and Very Small, Johnny Dawes' 8b+/8c slab climb on the magnificent Rainbow Slab in the Llanberis Slate quarries (left). Adam also nearly managed it, but his split fingers prevented a clean ascent.
In an interesting statistical quirk, no-one taller than 5'6" has managed the route yet. This just goes to provbe how difficult rock-overs are for tall people!