Loading Notifications...

Stevie Haston - New E8 on Craig Dorys

© Jack Geldard
The awesome Stigmata buttress of Craig Dorys, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales  © Jack Geldard
The awesome Stigmata buttress of Craig Dorys, Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales
© Jack Geldard

This is an excerpt from the full report on Ground Up Climbing.

Stevie Haston made a return visit to his old stomping grounds in North Wales, ostensibly to visit his family and friends, but also with a view to continuing the development of one of his favourite crags, the alarmingly serious Craig Dorys down on the Lleyn Peninsular.

First up was Bam, Bam E8 6b, a truly mind blowing route up the steep ground in between Bobok and The Gross Clinic on the Stigmata Buttress.

"We cleaned it on an abseil rope first; we must have removed a mini skip's worth of loose rock" explained Leigh McGinley.


This post has been read 11,538 times

Return to Latest News


"Some of my best times were in North Wales doing new routes in the Slate quarries, and on Gogarth, in the late 70s and mid-80s. Concurrently visits to the Alps in winter started my tally of solos of alpine routes to...

Stevie's Athlete Page 7 posts


Support UKC

We need your help.

UKClimbing is a vibrant web site with rich content and an amazing community. So far, all we've asked of you is that you visit and interact with the site but we are in uncertain times. We need to look at ways to keep the site moving forward whilst maintaining our key aim of allowing free access to everyone to our main content. The site will continue to be mainly funded by a subtle level of outdoor-only advertising but we now need extra support to ensure we can continue to provide the UKC that we all know and love.

You can help us by becoming a UKC Supporter. This can be in a small way or in a larger package that includes discounted products from our sister-publishing company Rockfax.

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 the Rockfax App.
  • 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Show your support UKC Supporter badge on your profile and forum posts

10 Sep, 2009
A pity there's no indication in the text or on the photograph (for those who haven't got a guidebook to the crag) as to where the line goes.
10 Sep, 2009
10 Sep, 2009
Ah, thanks.
10 Sep, 2009
Cheers Simon. That should help when me and Fat Elvis try our onsight attempt this weekend.
10 Sep, 2009
Interesting debate on UKB over this route... it was a well known project with previous attempts made ground-up.
More Comments
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest