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Tim Emmett Repeats Point Blank E8 6c

© Dr Evil 2005
Tim Emmett on Avenged, Anstey's Cove  © dr evil
Tim Emmett on Avenged, Anstey's Cove
© dr evil, May 2005
"Awesome mate! Absolutely awesome!"

Is how an ever-psyched Tim Emmett described the new Pembroke E8 Point Blank first climbed by Dave Pickford just over two weeks ago.

(See UKC News Item - Pickford Shoots To Kill).

It will definitely go onsight

Tim Emmett

Tim climbed the route after some pre-inspection, but still fell on his first lead attempt, taking a long, but relatively safe fall. He climbed it second try, making the second ascent.

"I looked down between my legs and the gear was miles away. I thought... Oh No!" he laughed, as he described his ascent.

The route has all the hallmarks of a future hard classic; good gear, a huge but safe-ish fall and difficult but not super-technical moves.

Tim described the route as like "doing two F7c's on top of each other, but with a 50ft fall".

Point Blank is route number 4 in the topo shown below:

The Stennis Ford page from the Pembroke Rockfax guide (July 2009)  © Rockfax
The Stennis Ford page from the Pembroke Rockfax guide (July 2009)
ROCKFAX, May 2009
© Rockfax


You can find out more about Tim on his site: TimEmmett.com

Tim is sponsored by various companies including: Mountain Hardwear , Petzl , Five Ten , Addidas Eyewear


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27 May, 2009
Looking at the topo there's an obvious direct start to this yet to be done. has anyone had a look at it yet? Andy F
27 May, 2009
Amazing bit of rock. How long has Ghost Train been E6? Enty
27 May, 2009
Since loads of people have done it and realised it was effectively F7a+ (8 threads I think?) with a spicy runout? It's a brilliant route, but it aint E7 in a million years.
27 May, 2009
I saw Tim Emmett in Parisella's Cave last night! Madness
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