Olympiad | 8b Deep water solo at Skrinkle Haven


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Neil Gresham
Added at 21:05 on 24 May 2021
Steve McClure
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Steve McClure
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Steve McClure
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Steve McClure
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Ascents

2 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Neil Gresham Deep Water Solo (Worked) 27 Jul 2012 8b

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZzdtFsm-ZQ

Steve McClure Lead (Worked) 18 May 2021 (approx) E10

Second ascent, and the first on trad gear.

Later on, discussing with those on the ground, they all clearly noted three different and distinct stages in my climbing: the first part to the kneebar was shaky and nervous, pessimistic even. The second to the distant wire was focused, determined and streamlined. But the third was like engaging an unknown 6th gear! There was just no way I was falling off; that extra 6th gear only available with the prospect of hours of knackering aid climbing and the knowledge that the next available opportunity could be anywhere between a few months and a decade away! [1]

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2021/06/steve_mcclure_repeats_greshams_olympiad_e10_6c8b_dws-72791

[2] https://www.instagram.com/p/CPam7tEjlIR/

[3] https://www.instagram.com/p/CPbIX6kn1mq/

[4] https://www.instagram.com/p/CPaxCrfjNKf/

[5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMoXzSkXcaE