Carmen Picasso | E8 Trad climb at Upper Gorple


Ascents

3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
John Dunne Lead (Worked) 1998 E9
Ben Bransby Lead (Flash) 21st October 2000 E8

Ben watched Dave MacLeod top rope the route before flashing it with the gear in place. He then repeated the route placing all the gear on lead.

He found some extra gear that was not used on the first ascent and suggested it brought the grade down to E7/8.

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/ben-bransby-flashes-e9-in-britain.html

Jordan Buys Lead (Flash) 2007

With a pre-placed wire.

References

[1] A record of ground-up and on-sight climbing on Peak, Yorkshire and Lancashire gritstone https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=139