True North | 8c Sport route at Kilnsey

Kilnsey's first 8c.


15 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Tony Mitchell Lead (Worked) 01 Jul 1993 (approx)
Ian Vickers Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1997 (approx)

Ian's first 8c!

When I first dogged up it putting the clips in, I did every move bar the last slap but my feet were all wrong. On my second go I managed all the moves and some good links, so I went for the redpoint and found myself at the top. [1]

[1] On The Edge 71, Oct. 1997

Gaz Parry Lead (Worked) 14 Jul 2009,10607.msg210060.html#msg210060

Jordan Buys Lead (Worked) 13 Jul 2010

First of the grade.

Richard Waterton Lead (Worked) 01 Aug 2010 (approx)
Robin Sutton Lead (Worked) 22 May 2011
Alan Cassidy Lead (Worked) 09 Jun 2011
Bob Hickish Lead (Worked) 16 Jun 2011
Neil Mawson Lead (Worked) 19 Aug 2012
Jon Freeman Lead (Worked) 15 Jun 2013
Pete Dawson Lead (Worked) 14 May 2017

First redpoint!

Ted Kingsnorth:

Pete Dawson did True North 1st redpoint this afternoon in about 2 hours. It was one of the most impressive redpoints I have seen. Pete had never been on the bottom pitch before, Full Tilt 8b. We gave him beta for all of True North and he went up it bolt to bolt in about 20 - 30 mins working out the moves. Then after 2 people had had their own redpoints, Pete did it from bottom to top!! Our jaws were pretty much on the floor when he lowered back down!

Chris Smith Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2019 (approx)
Billy Ridal Lead (Worked) 11 Jun 2021
Mike Grey Lead (Worked)
Matt Pickles Lead (Worked)