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At Millstone on Friday, North Wales residents Pete Robins and James McHaffie both climbed Masters Edge, E7 6c - possibly ground up. Pete climbed it after surviving a fall from high up on his first try, successfully sending it second go. James ascent was a somewhat strange affair as he successfully climbed past the lower crux and was within a few moves off the top (a committing slap) when he decided he wasn't feeling right and proceeded to downclimb the entire route!
After a 20min rest, James tied on again and successfully climbed the route making possibly the first ground up, no falls, ascent of Masters Edge - a truly impressive feat. Not content with climbing Masters Edge, James continued upward with an ascent of Great Arete, E5 5c, a seriously bold route. NB. Masters Edge finishes on a ledge system where it is possible to easily walk off. Greate Arete starts from this high ledge and adds an extra bit of spice to the ascent.