Doug | E8 Trad climb at Roaches Lower Tier

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Contributors: remus

Ascents

7 recorded ascents, including 1 unsuccessful ascent.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Nick Dixon Solo | worked Apr 1986
First ascent.
Justin Critchlow Solo | worked 12th Feb 1994
Second ascent.

Aged just 16! [1]

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/roaches_lower_tier-105/doug-15982

Julian Lines Solo | worked Between 13th Feb 1994 and 1st Jan 1998
Third ascent.
Dave MacLeod Solo | did not finish 1998

Dave snapped a pebble and broke his ankle while going for a headpoint ascent.

I was headpointing an E8, which would have been my first E8. I'd just top roped it cleanly and then I went for the lead, which in this case was actually a solo, and I was just standing up through the crux move and I was thinking "I'm gonna do this, I feel really solid" and the crux pebble that I was pushing down on snapped off and I decked out, broke my ankle quite badly... [1]

References

[1] https://youtu.be/MDEJEOjA4IE?si=1tSGg_K6PDU8idM7&t=302

Nik Jennings Solo | flash 2000

Climbed on impulse after watching a friend top rope it.

Mark Sharrat Solo | worked 2003

References

[1] On The Edge 127, page 71

Chris Hudgins Solo | worked 2nd Apr 2004