On Saturday 27th March Ben Heason headpointed the Black Rocks test-piece Meshuga E9 6c.
Black Rocks is a gritstone crag located near Matlock in the Peak District.
“Meshuga is one of the few remaining grit routes I was motivated to headpoint, and I'd wanted to climb it for years; that photo of Seb on the cover of “Hard Grit”, a constant, nagging reminder. I finally got around to trying it just before Christmas and was surprised to find the quality of the climbing to be even better than I expected; but shortly afterwards I left for Spain in my van for a couple of months.
Returning from Spain's coldest winter in 95 years, having on-sighted an 8a and redpointed an 8b I knew I could climb Meshuga..."
- Full Report with video on the Wild Country Website