Franco Cookson


Media

The Magic Scoop (E8, FA)
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Added at 06:10 on 07 October 2021
The Aghori (E9, FA)
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Added at 05:10 on 11 October 2021
Divine Moments of Truth (E9, FA)
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Added at 05:10 on 19 October 2021
Nothing Lasts (E11, FA)
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Added at 12:09 on 23 September 2021
Boulby Wall (E8, FA)
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Added at 10:09 on 24 September 2021
Dolphin Wall (E8, FA)
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Added at 07:09 on 25 September 2021
The Moose (E8, FA)
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Added at 06:09 on 28 September 2021
Fly Agaric (E9, FA)
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Added at 06:09 on 28 September 2021
Psykovsky's Sequins (E9, FA)
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Added at 17:09 on 29 September 2021

Ascents

11 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Nothing Lasts E11 (Lead) 09 Apr 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUKYdq6j3Tk/

Psykovsky's Sequins E9 (Solo) 01 Aug 2013

Franco suggested E10.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUZOChbjeG7/

Fly Agaric E9 (Lead) 13 Apr 2014

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUUW7iPjzoz/

Divine Moments of Truth E9 (Lead) 30 May 2015

https://www.instagram.com/p/CVMmK4bDNAt/

MYXOMOP E9 (Lead) 10 Apr 2016
The Aghori E9 (Lead) 29 Aug 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/CU4D8jwj7JS/

The Moose E8 (Lead) 10 Apr 2010

It was in this ridiculous climate that I stumbled across this really cool arete. It looked really hard, but for me really hard was E5, so I decided it must be E5. The obvious thing to do was for me and Dave to have a go at leading it... We gradually got higher and higher up the arete. The only gear we had was a cam on the lower wall, which held just long enough to pull us in away from to drop, but always popped just afterwards. As a result we kept taking these stupid groundfalls, where we'd just be pulled in away from the really big drop and cave, but would always land in a load of brambles. Thankfully Dave decided to abseil the line and persuaded me to stop trying it from the ground. We hadn't even got to the crux. I'd have never done it ground up and it took me a good few months to do it even after working it. [1]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUWsH1GDiyA/

Boulby Wall E8 (Lead) 05 Mar 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUMhNsMj9ks/

The Magic Scoop E8 (Solo) 11 Nov 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUtzkQajXSB/

Dolphin Wall E8 (Lead) 16 Sep 2018

https://www.instagram.com/p/CUO_Xhmjrl-/

Academia E8 (Lead) 15 Aug 2018

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/08/academia_e10_repeated_by_franco_cookson-71676

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date