The Ticklist: #39 Hard Sport, Bouldering and Trad Classics

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Pure Dreaming, Arco

Both Alfredo Webber (52) and Andrea Chelleris (12) have climbed Pure Dreaming (9a) in Arco, Italy. According to, it was Webber who originally bolted the line in 2017 before Ondra's first ascent in 2018. This was Webber's 2nd 9a after his first in 2017.

Shortly after, 12-year-old Andrea Chelleris skipped the grade of 8c+, climbing Pure Dreaming on his 19th attempt. During the winter, Andrea is a talented skier who has won a gold medal in Slalom at the Italian nationals.

Rocklands Update

Vadim Timonov continues to impress in Rocklands, South Africa and has climbed his third Font 8C of the trip with an ascent of Daniel Woods' Spray of Light. The Russian also managed to flash The Guest List, Font 8B.

Irina Kuzmenko, also of Russia, has climbed her fourth 8B with an ascent of The Arch at the Campground Area. She attempted the problem in 2019, the year in which she also climbed her first of the grade - Fragile Steps.

Gogarth E7/8 6b, 6b/c First Ascent by James McHaffie and Emma Twyford

James McHaffie and Emma Twyford have made the first ascent of a long-standing Johnny Dawes project at Gogarth, which Dawes named Tesseract. The line involves steep and complex climbing at the opening of the Cryptic Rift, opposite The Spider's Web under Wen Zawn's arch. Despite breaking a jug off on one attempt, Caff eventually got the route done. 

McHaffie told DMM: "It is totally wild with 3D climbing. Very physical but with good gear. Dawes' name for it says it all [the tesseract is the four-dimensional analogue of the cube]. Thanks to Emma for the belay, especially as it isn't the easiest route to second."

E7 flash by Hazel Findlay and repeat by Harriet Ridley

Hazel Findlay flashed Heart of Stone E7 6c at Gallt Yr Ogof, shortly after Harriet Ridley headpointed the line. 

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