Trauma | E9 Trad climb at Dinas Mot

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Leo Houlding
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Added at 03:10 on 08 October 2022
James Pearson
Added at 09:10 on 26 October 2023
Angus Kille
Added at 11:03 on 09 March 2022


5 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Leo Houlding Lead (Worked) 1999 E9
First ascent.

On an earlier attempt Leo took a nasty fall on to the slab at the start of the route when a dodgy russian peg he was resting on popped out.

James Pearson Lead (Worked) Apr 2007 E9
Second ascent.

Dave MacLeod Lead (Worked) Jun 2007
Third ascent.
James McHaffie Lead (Worked) 17th Jun 2007 E9

I was struggling with the key wire placement – I reckon I only had ten seconds to place it and clip it before I would fall. But then I sussed a more comfortable body position and knew it was on. As for the grade, well, I think with the pecker hook it doesn't warrant E9. E8 7a seems a more accurate appraisal.

James got on the route again some years later and revised his grade suggestion to E9:

The downgrading game is bollox a lot of the time. Me n Robins said trauma was e8, I got back on it years later n it's definitely e9. I thought Longhope was e8 7a when I did main pitch in 2012 as was sport fit but its safe e9. [2]




Angus Kille Lead (Worked)