Elder Statesman | E8 Trad climb at Curbar Edge


Pics + Vids

Steve McClure
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021
Michele Caminati
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021
Steve Dunning
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021

Ascents

4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Steve McClure Lead (Worked) 02 Mar 2004

Steve used 3 ropes on the first ascent. This turned out to be a very wise choice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDTAKVUE_g4

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143839793739573

Michele Caminati Lead (Worked) 27 Mar 2017

While repeating the route for photos Michele took a horrendous rope snapping fall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Wzx-9JzsI

James Pearson Lead (Worked)
Steve Dunning Lead (Worked)

Seond ascent.

I watched Steve Dunning do the second ascent. Connies were impressively miserable, windy and showery, I was having difficulty removing hands from pockets to attempt something 17 grades easier. He cheated his way up Elder Crack though, face-climbing around it and never once getting in and grovelling in the approved sequence. [1]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg396121.html#msg396121

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TPtpRlgzQ