A month after climbing the outrageous routes, Bam, Bam (E7/8 6b) and Harmony (E7 6b/c) at Craig Dorys, Stevie Haston returned to North Wales to clean up some more unfinished business. A further two major lines were established on the same cliff, with the help of Leigh McGinley again.
The first to fall was Dream Canyon Handshake E7 6b, 6a, a wild and physically hard line up the steep ground right of Samarkand.
Stevie Haston on his new E8
The main event was yet to come; an astounding line that eclipses all previous routes on the cliff. Requiem for a Vampire E8 6b tackles the absurdly loose and steep ground between Bam, Bam and The Gross Clinic.
Full news item on Groundupclimbing.com
British climber Stevie Haston is 52 years old and lives in France. He is a proud grandfather and has recently shaken the UK sport climbing scene by climbing F9a, as well as pioneering these bold and hard new routes on one of the most serious of British sea cliffs.
He is one of less than a handful of UK climbers to operate at this extremely high level, regardless of age.
13 year-old Leo Skinner from South Wales has ticked Butch Cassidy 8A at Dinas Rock, the day after his 13th birthday. Leo has been... Read more
Toshi Takeuchi has made the first ascent of Kuzan at Mie in Japan. Toshi, who has climbed several ~8C's calls this hard for the... Read more
This weekend the UKC/UKH team will make their annual pilgrimage to the gear infested, hallowed halls of ISPO, Munich. The aim of... Read more
As reported on DMM's Facebook page, James McHaffie has begun a new year of first ascents with an E8 6b on Anglesey at Porth... Read more