Nick Dixon: New Nesscliffe E9

Dixon Climbs New E9 on Shropshire Sandstone

Nick Dixon  © Climb magazine
Nick Dixon
© Climb magazine

Nick Dixon has made the first ascent of A Thousand Setting Suns at Nesscliffe in Shropshire with a proposed grade of E9 7a. If confirmed this will make it the crag's hardest route.

Nick is no stranger to hard trad routes and has already made numerous first ascents at Nesscliffe up to E8. He has also repeated the notorious Indian Face E9 6c and made the first ascent of Face Mecca E9 6c, both at Cloggy in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Read more at the High Sports Blog.

Nice evening sun at Nesscliffe  © Ash
Nice evening sun at Nesscliffe
Rich Kirby, Jun 2009
© Ash

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28 Jul, 2009
Very impressive! Any more photos around?
28 Jul, 2009
28 Jul, 2009
On the blog link below is a small video of one of his earlier attempts
28 Jul, 2009
That is impressive. Just how long has Nick Dixon been operating at this sort of grade now ?
28 Jul, 2009
Legend. Very impressed. I believe you Nick and others when you place the pegs now, and I'm glad I bought the guide. 20 years to 1 significant figure surely.
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