Local News: Major Jersey Line Climbed

On the 15/08/08, James Noble head-pointed a first ascent on the Rabbits Head South Face on Jersey, naming the route Authentic Desire E7 6c. The line had previously seen interest from Gibson and Crocker during their early exploration but was left unclimbed.

James commented: "The route is top quality and a real gem of the area - well worth a visit from the mainland! As a French grade I think it would get around 7b/7b+, maybe a touch harder."

The route is described on the Jersey Climbs website:

"A stunning route taking the centre of the deceptively steep West face via a powerful and technical sequence of excellent moves on superb rock. A fall from the second crux would likely end in severe injury on the slab below, or worse if the dubious gear fails sending the climber into the depths of the gully."

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