Big Bang | 9a Sport route at Lower Pen Trwyn

Jerry Moffatt had some early attempts on the route but gave up on the line.


Pics + Vids

James McHaffie
Added at 11:01 on 24 January 2021
James McHaffie
Added at 17:01 on 26 January 2021
Emma Twyford
Added at 11:01 on 27 January 2022

Ascents

4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Neil Carson Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1996 (approx)

Wales' first 9a and the second in the UK.

When I finally did it it wasn't really a big celebration...not initially anyway...It was just a case of "Right, I don't want to come back here"...I didn't climb for a month, didn't touch rock, didn't touch anything. It was a strange period actually, I completely lost motivation.

James McHaffie Lead (Worked) 30 Jul 2011 (approx)

He went back a few days later for some pictures and threw down a quick lap!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/08/james_mchaffie_repeats_the_big_bang_-_9a-63370

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=4217119138388286&set=pcb.4217120798388120

https://vimeo.com/28107941

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLz56lDzjAg

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg325555.html#msg325555

Emma Twyford Lead (Worked) 17 Sep 2019

The first british woman to climb harder than 8c.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrJ5fH_rDtg

Kieran Forrest Lead (Worked) 29 Aug 2020 (approx)