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NEW ROUTING AND FIRST ASCENTS

Throughout the Club's history our members have been involved in pioneering expeditions both at home and abroad. Some highlights from recent years include:

UK and Ireland

  • First ascent of Rocafella (E7 6c), Fairhead
  • Third ascent (first one-day ascent) of Tolerance (E8 6c), Mournes
  • Third ascent of Simba's Pride (E8 6b), Burbage South
  • First ascent of Protean Protein (6c), Torbryan, Devon
  • First ascent of Electric Mainline (E5 5c, 6a), Isle of Skye—at the time one of the most difficult climbs in the Cuillin
  • First ascent of The Sickle (III)—a major new line in the Cuillins
  • First ascent of Journey into Space (E4/5 5b, 6a), Isle of Skye
  • First ascent of Arrows of Desire (E5 6a), Isle of Skye

New Routing around the World

  • First routes in a major new valley of the Moroccan Anti-Atlas
  • Attempt at an unclimbed 6000m summit in the Himalayas
  • Discovery of another major climbing area in the Moroccan Anti-Atlas
  • First ascent of Harram Peak, West Face via Pharaohs Buttress (HVS), Morocco
  • Second ascent of Samazar's Great Rock via the 800m unclimbed Labyrinth Ridge (AD,5a,A0), Morocco
  • Second free ascent of Rusyaev/Mirror route on Pik 4810, 10 days, 2000m (ish), Aug-Sept 2012, Tom Codrington, Ian Faulkner, Ian Cooper
  • First Ascent of Dreaming Spires 1050m F7a (trad), Pik Cotina, Kyrgyzstan, Sept 2012, Tom Codrington , Ian Faulkner, Ian Cooper