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:

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

This post has been read 9,697 times

Return to Latest News

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate UKClimbing then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support - UKC Supporter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

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
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email