F8a Deep Water Solo Repeat for Gav Symonds

© Lisa Farris
Long Quarry Point example page from Deep Water  © Rockfax
Long Quarry Point example page from Deep Water
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Christine 8a   © Lisa Farris
Gav Symonds climbing Christine, for the second deep water solo ascent. © Lisa Farris
Deep Water Solo Activist Gav Symonds has made what is thought to be the second deep water solo ascent of Christine, at Long Quarry Point, Anstey's Cove, Devon.

Christine is a classic F8a, first climbed by Ken Palmer back in 2002 and first soloed in 2003.

Gav tells of his recent ascent:

"I first tried it last year at the end of the day but came off at the end of the first crux. I returned this week and after a few falls I went down on a rope to chalk the hold. I then went back on the route working it out a move at a time, falling each time a move higher - going on to finally do the route on my ninth go."

More Info:

You can find more information on Long Quarry Point in the UKC Database

And in the Deep Water Guide:

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22 Jul, 2010
Strong Gav... Mick
22 Jul, 2010
Do people ever hurt themselves DWSoloing?
22 Jul, 2010
22 Jul, 2010
think i may have been down at lonq quary point that day doing black ice on the back wall i think he came up and said hello to my mates dog that had been barking....good effort good to see devon getting some attention
22 Jul, 2010
Nice one Gav - nice photo Lisa.
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