Si O'Conor


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+

An unusual character. He lived in Scotland and claimed many first ascents in remote areas which, on closer inspection, turned out to be completely fabricated.

The tale eventually unravelled when John Watson managed to climb with him on a problem called Atlantic Bridge he had established and for which he suggested 8B+. John suggested 6C was closer to the mark.

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+

An unusual character. He lived in Scotland and claimed many first ascents in remote areas which, on closer inspection, turned out to be completely fabricated.

The tale eventually unravelled when John Watson managed to climb with him on a problem called Atlantic Bridge he had established and for which he suggested 8B+. John suggested 6C was closer to the mark.

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

HyperBallad (8B+, FA)
Added at 18:01 on 25 January 2023

Ascents

2 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Ascent Date
2005 HyperBallad 8B+ (Boulder worked) Before 1st Jan 2005
First ascent.

On the wild and woolly Lewis shorelines of Europaidh and surrounding areas, I have added a line I've been trying since before the Spanish Armada sailed past. HyperBallad weighs in at a hard Font 8b+/8c (or V14/15 in new currency). There's no telling just how truly funny this line is. I was rolling around on the floor for ages after doing the final moves but, come a genetic freak, it may be downgraded to a mere Brian Blessed-type roar, or it may not. And that's the thing, it's going to take someone who has experience at this level of joke-telling to appreciate the humour needed to tackle the severity of the overhang and the matchstick edged crimps. To be honest, I don't see the grade shifting to the negative. [1]

References

[1] On The Edge Magazine, Issue 143 Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005

Unlikely to be a legitimate ascent given his history.

Climb Grade Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Ascent Date Suggested Grade
HyperBallad 8B+ (Boulder worked) Before 1st Jan 2005
First ascent.

On the wild and woolly Lewis shorelines of Europaidh and surrounding areas, I have added a line I've been trying since before the Spanish Armada sailed past. HyperBallad weighs in at a hard Font 8b+/8c (or V14/15 in new currency). There's no telling just how truly funny this line is. I was rolling around on the floor for ages after doing the final moves but, come a genetic freak, it may be downgraded to a mere Brian Blessed-type roar, or it may not. And that's the thing, it's going to take someone who has experience at this level of joke-telling to appreciate the humour needed to tackle the severity of the overhang and the matchstick edged crimps. To be honest, I don't see the grade shifting to the negative. [1]

References

[1] On The Edge Magazine, Issue 143 Dec. 2004/Jan. 2005

Unlikely to be a legitimate ascent given his history.

Atlantic Bridge 6C (Boulder worked) 8B
First ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2005/12/hard_scotland_boulder_problems-21602

Climb Grade Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Ascent Date Suggested Grade