US climber Alex Honnold has continued his tour of the UK by stopping off at Fair Head, Northern Ireland. Yesterday evening he made a smooth solo ascent of The Complete Scream E8 6b - a 200ft bold and serious blank wall made famous last year by Pete Whittaker's onsight ascent, which included the use of Blu-tack and gaffa-tape to secure multiple sky-hooks.
UKC's Developer Martin McKenna was fortunate enough to witness the ascent and took some photos, commenting: "Probably the most impressive performance I reckon I'll ever witness!" Alex briefly abbed down the line to check for loose rock and scope out the holds before committing to the solo.
Since arriving in the UK two weeks ago, Alex has sampled Peak gritstone, Welsh slate and is now in Northern Ireland as part of the annual Fair Head Meet.