Timeline of Hard Trad Ascents by British People

A list of first ascents of trad routes that are E9 or harder by Brits, sorted by date.

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129 entries on the list.

Ascent Date Climb Grade First Ascent Climber
1 Jul 1970 Longhope Route Direct E9 Ed Drummond
2 Jul 1970 Longhope Route Direct E9 Oliver Hill
3 4th Oct 1986 Indian Face E9 Johnny Dawes
4 2nd Mar 1988 Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 Andy Pollitt
5 Jun 1989 Face Mecca E9 Nick Dixon
6 19th Sep 1989 Parthian Shot (Pre 2011 Break) E9 John Dunne
7 8th May 1991 Captain Invincible E9 Sean Myles
8 1992 If 6 was 9 E9 Dave Birkett
9 1994 Transcendence E9 Malcolm Smith
10 1994 Question Mark E9 Mark Edwards
11 Sep 1994 Divided Years E9 John Dunne
12 May 1996 The Big Issue E9 John Dunne
13 24th May 1997 Gribin Wall Climb E9 Nick Dixon
14 23rd Jul 1997 Mission Impossible E9 Neil Carson
15 Aug 1997 Rare Lichen E9 Leo Houlding
16 25th Oct 1997 Meshuga E9 Seb Grieve
17 1998 The Zone E9 John Arran
18 1998 Widdop Wall E10 John Dunne
19 Aug 1998 The Human Skewer E9 Mark Edwards
20 1999 Trauma E9 Leo Houlding
21 1999 Rodney Mullen E9 Sean Myles
22 1999 Savage Horse E9 Leo Houlding
23 24th Feb 2000 Equilibrium E10 Neil Bentley
24 Jun 2000 Breathless E9 John Dunne
25 27th Jul 2000 Talbot Horizon E9 Dave Birkett
26 Nov 2000 Harder Faster E9 Charlie Woodburn
27 2001 Doctor Dolittle E10 John Arran
28 31st Jan 2001 Blind Vision E9 Adrian Berry
29 9th Oct 2001 Achemine E9 Dave MacLeod
30 2002 Welcome to the Cruel World E9 Dave Birkett
31 24th Jan 2002 Oz Bound E9 Ben Heason
32 Aug 2002 Mark of My Beast E9 Mark Edwards
33 16th Oct 2002 The Fugue E9 Dave MacLeod
34 Dec 2002 Hold Fast E9 Dave MacLeod
35 15th Jun 2003 Lonely Heart E9 Ben Heason
36 Oct 2003 The Dark Side E9 Andy Earl
37 26th Oct 2003 Appointment with Death E9 Sam Whittaker
38 2006 Return of the King E9 Dave Birkett
39 9th Apr 2006 Rhapsody E11 Dave MacLeod
40 Aug 2006 Adrenaline Tide E9 Mark Edwards
41 4th Apr 2007 Spinal Crack E9 Jack Geldard
42 Jul 2007 Wall of Attrition E9 Mark Edwards
43 20th Jul 2007 Hasty Sin Oot Ert Hoonds? E9 Dave Birkett
44 24th Jul 2007 To Hell and Back E10 Dave MacLeod
45 Aug 2007 The Human Skewer Direct E10 Mark Edwards
46 Sep 2007 Quetzalcoatl E9 Neil Dickson
47 2008 French Duke E9 Jordan Buys
48 2008 The Groove E9 James Pearson
49 14th Mar 2008 Dynamics of Change E9 Pete Whittaker
50 15th Jun 2008 Fearless E9 Neil Gresham
51 28th Jul 2008 Echo Wall E10 Dave MacLeod
52 29th Sep 2008 The Walk of Life E9 James Pearson
53 10th Jan 2009 Gerty Berwick E9 Ryan Pasquill
54 Jul 2009 Present Tense E9 Dave MacLeod
55 Jul 2009 A Thousand Setting Suns E9 Nick Dixon
56 26th Sep 2009 Dangermouse E9 Miles Gibson
57 6th Jun 2010 Muy Caliente! E9 Tim Emmett
58 28th Aug 2010 The Usual Suspects E9 Dave MacLeod
59 Between 22nd Oct 2010 and 27th Oct 2010 The Prophet E9 Leo Houlding
60 Nov 2010 Die by the Drop E10 Dave MacLeod
61 Nov 2010 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 Dave Birkett
62 14th May 2011 The Rathlin Effect E9 Ricky Bell
63 21st Jun 2011 Longhope Route Direct E9 Dave MacLeod
64 Nov 2011 Century Crack E10 Tom Randall
65 Nov 2011 Century Crack E10 Pete Whittaker
66 2012 Something's Burning E9 Charlie Woodburn
67 4th Mar 2013 Baron Greenback E9 Pete Whittaker
68 Jun 2013 Hold Fast, Hold True E10 Julian Lines
69 1st Aug 2013 Psykovsky's Sequins E9 Franco Cookson
70 20th Sep 2013 Unknown Stones E9 Nathan Lee
71 Nov 2013 Parthian Shot E10 Ben Bransby
72 8th Dec 2013 Sleepy Hollow E10 Pete Whittaker
73 2014 The Pura Pura E10 Tom Randall
74 8th Mar 2014 The Lizard King E9 Jacob Cook
75 16th Mar 2014 Pure Now E9 Tom Randall
76 31st Mar 2014 The Bigger Baron E10 Pete Whittaker
77 15th Aug 2014 Dina Crac E9 Tom Randall
78 21st Sep 2014 Choronzon E10 Neil Mawson
79 2015 Bonanno Pisano E9 James Pearson
80 30th May 2015 Divine Moments of Truth E9 Franco Cookson
81 14th Jun 2015 Long Runs the Fox E9 Ricky Bell
82 Sep 2015 The Final Round E9 Tom Randall
83 6th Mar 2016 Exclamation Mark E9 Alexis Perry
84 Apr 2016 House of Talons E9 James McHaffie
85 8th Apr 2016 Perfect Vacuum E9 Tim Rankin
86 10th Apr 2016 MYXOMOP E9 Franco Cookson
87 May 2016 Dark Religion E9 James McHaffie
88 5th Aug 2016 Magrathea E9 Julian Lines
89 2017 Power Ranger E11 James Pearson
90 2017 Le Voyage E10 James Pearson
91 9th Apr 2017 Nothing Lasts E11 Franco Cookson
92 May 2017 Moonrise Kingdom E9 James McHaffie
93 May 2017 Moonrise Kingdom E9 Dan Varian
94 29th Aug 2017 The Aghori E9 Franco Cookson
95 Jun 2018 Blood Eagle E9 Adam Hocking
96 Apr 2019 Black Mamba E9 Pete Whittaker
97 Apr 2019 Black Mamba E9 Tom Randall
98 27th May 2019 GreatNess Wall E10 Steve McClure
99 Jun 2019 The Golden Road E9 Dave MacLeod
100 Aug 2019 Crown Duel E10 Pete Whittaker
101 Oct 2019 Mind Riot E10 Dave MacLeod
102 Sep 2020 Final Score E10 Neil Gresham
103 17th Apr 2021 Immortal E11 Franco Cookson
104 28th May 2021 Hard Cheese E10 Craig Matheson
105 8th Jun 2021 Prisoners of the Sun E10 James Taylor
106 Sep 2021 Mnemosyne E9 Dave MacLeod
107 4th Sep 2021 Lexicon E11 Neil Gresham
108 4th Sep 2021 The Inevitable End E9 Andy Marshall
109 5th Oct 2021 What we do in the Shadows E10 Robbie Phillips
110 Nov 2021 The Great Rift E10 Tom Randall
111 Nov 2021 The Great Rift E10 Pete Whittaker
112 6th Mar 2022 Commitment Issues E9 James Squire
113 8th Apr 2022 The Sandman E10 Franco Cookson
114 28th Apr 2022 Heart And Soul E9 Tom Pearce
115 1st Jun 2022 Crac Yr Meistri E9 James McHaffie
116 Between 1st Jan 2023 and 9th Feb 2023 Bon Voyage E12 James Pearson
117 17th Feb 2023 Coldfinger E10 Gordon Lennox
118 May 2023 Valinor E9 Robbie Phillips
119 5th May 2023 Out for Blood E9 Dave MacLeod
120 7th May 2023 Olwen E9 James Taylor
121 Jul 2023 Anapanasati E9 Matt Helliker
122 Jul 2023 Magical Thinking E10 Mathew Wright
123 Aug 2023 Eigerdosis E10 Pete Whittaker
124 18th Aug 2023 Black Thistle E10 Mathew Wright
125 Between 23rd Sep 2023 and 28th Sep 2023 Crown Royale E11 Pete Whittaker
126 Jun 2024 Race E9 Matt Helliker
127 12th Jun 2024 Polar Front E9 Jim Pope
128 Rewind E9 Mark Edwards
129 Chicama E9 Tim Emmett