Ian Vickers


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a+
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8a+
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E7

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a+
Hardest Sport (Flash): 8a+
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E7

Ascents

8 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 FA Ascent Date
1997 True North 8c (Lead) 1997

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

Urgent Action 8a+ (Lead Flash) 1997
1998 Snap Decision E7 (Lead Onsight) 1998

References

[1] A record of ground-up and on-sight climbing on Peak, Yorkshire and Lancashire gritstone https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=139

The Prince 8a+ (Lead) August 1998
1999
2000 Unjustified 8b+ (Lead) 1st September 2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005 Wonderwall 8c (Lead) October 2005

Legend has it that Vickers was going to suggest 8a+ until someone pointed out it had taken him weeks of work whereas he did True North in a few goes. He then relented and went with 8b! [1]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg641299.html#msg641299

2006
2007
2008
2009 Going Down 8c+ (Boulder) February 2009

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/02/ian_vickers_-going_down-_f8c+-45948

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Wonderwall 8c (Lead) October 2005

Legend has it that Vickers was going to suggest 8a+ until someone pointed out it had taken him weeks of work whereas he did True North in a few goes. He then relented and went with 8b! [1]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg641299.html#msg641299

True North 8c (Lead) 1997

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

Unjustified 8b+ (Lead) 1st September 2000
The Prince 8a+ (Lead) August 1998
Homegrown 8a+ (Lead Onsight)

One of the hardest onsight first ascents at the time.

Urgent Action 8a+ (Lead Flash) 1997
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Snap Decision E7 (Lead Onsight) 1998

References

[1] A record of ground-up and on-sight climbing on Peak, Yorkshire and Lancashire gritstone https://www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=139

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Going Down 8c+ (Boulder) February 2009

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/02/ian_vickers_-going_down-_f8c+-45948