Gaz Parry repeats The big issue

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Gareth "Gaz" Parry has repeated John Dunne's 1996 testpiece The Big Issue, E9 6c, at the sea cliff Bosherston head, Pembroke. The route was made famous in the film by the same name, where John explains why he removes all the bolts to climb it as clean as possible, but he did use some stuck wires and a peg.
Gaz opted for a sportier approach: "I climbed it with all the gear in place so as a sport route really. All the old insitu wires are gone now and the peg is possibly very poor after 14 years in a sea cliff. All the wires are good and it is a safe route.", he told UK Climbing
The route has previously been repeated by Steve McClure, placing all gear on lead, and Adrian Berry, using Steve's preplaced gear.
Source: UK Climbing
Photo: Gaz Parry placing gear on The Big Issue, from the Gaz Parry collection

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