Zero | 8B Boulder problem


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Dave MacLeod
Added at 14:05 on 13 May 2021
Tim Blake
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Added at 07:06 on 13 June 2021

Ascents

4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Dave MacLeod Boulder (Worked) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-1Zw_EV76s

Tim Blake Boulder (Worked) 12 Jun 2021

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQB6aNUDw-m/

Jerry Moffatt Lead (Flash)

Third ascent.

Andy Pollitt Lead (Worked)

Second ascent.

Again with Paul [Williams] , the second ascent of Pete Livesey’s Zero – a genuine frightener on Idwal’s Suicide Wall. On my first attempt, facing a ground fall from about seventy feet, my left index finger ended up in the pocket that my hex 3 needed to be in. Committing to the ‘dead-point’ principle, I pulled my finger out with a ‘pop’ and hurriedly stacked the little nut upright to cam it in the pocket, then grabbed it and clipped my rope in. On reaching the ground after a rapid but gentle lower-off, the nut must’ve come out of tension so slid all the way back down to the bottom … along with my rope a second or two later! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/andy_pollitt_-punk_in_the_gym-_exclusive_extract-8314