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Someone on the women who have climbed 8a recently thread said the equivalent for men would be 8b+. Personally I'd like to see this list but am in no way qualified to write it. However, I thought if I at least make a bungling start people will get indignant enough to correct my mistakes and omissions. So here is a nascent list to build on (apologies in advance for those left out etc.):

Ben Moon, Rain Shadow
Steve McClure, Batshadow
Neil Mawson, Raining Bats and Dogs
Ryan Pasquill, Jungle Speed
Paul Smitton, Dogs Dinner traverse?
Haydn Jones, Mecca?
Ed Hamer, ?
Ethan Walker, Hadj
Stu Littlefair, Batt Route
Sam Whittaker, Bat Route
Ben Bransbury, extension to The Brute
Simon Davis, Mecca
George Carmicheal, Mecca

Jim Pope, Mecca

Rich Waterton, Unjustified

Anthony Ingham, Unjustified
Keefe Murphy, El Club de la Lucha
Ted Kingsnorth, Kabahha
Adam Lincoln, Dr Crimp
Ally Smith, that one in Spain
Ru Davis, 32

Arran Deakin, Unjustified
Adam Jeeworth, Bat Route
Dave from Lverpool, Mecca
John Maskell, Fish Eye

Neil Gresham, Welcome to Tijuana
Jon Freeman, Bat Route


Bruno Marks, Unjustified
Tom Bolger, Era Vella

William Bosi, Transform
Dave McCLoud, Fight or Flight
Alan Cassidy, Metal Core
Malcom Smith, Hunger


Gaz Parry, Supersónico

Buster Martin, Bat Route
Ellis Butler-Baker, Brian
Ben West, Helvetia
Cailean Harker, Poppy
Gavin Symonds, Poppy
Luke Dawson, Tuppence Ha'penny

Neil Dyer, Megalopa
Pete Robbins, Megalopa
Chris Doyle, Raiders of the Dark Art
Oli Groundsel, Meglopa
James McAffee, Big Bang

mic_b (from UKC logbook), Mecca
Apharri (from UKC logbook), Bat Route

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Jordan Buys, Rainshadow

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James Pearson, Le Bronx in Orgon.

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Arrgh, they're not exactly dark horses! Jordan was actually first on the list but somehow missed and James ahs done 9a in Spain hasn't he? Es-something

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Rich Simpson, various

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Dave MacLeod - Fight the Feeling.

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This is going to be one long list!

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Palmtree- progress
Vickers- True north and most probably something more recent
Stunning- Cry of freedom
Delboy Newberry- Death Star
Will Kelsall- 32
Mike Grey- True north
Birkett?



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Oops,
Alex Barrows, Ela Vera,
Chris Savage, Progress

Looks like Turnipturned is right, should have kept it to 8c.....

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I can't believe I missed Steve D off, I was climbing with him last week!

I should have said that the recent thing was supposed to mimic the other thread where a 5 year cut off was decided on. So Ian Vickers' ascent of True North (and Rich Simpson's ascents) are disqualified. That said Vickers has probably done loads in the last 5 years, probably onsight, and no one will ever know!

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Dave Barrans, Indian Summer?

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James did Escalatamasters in 2012, so that's in.

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Is that a different Bruno Marks that's climbed Unjustified to the one that was in the original list?  :look:

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adam jeffs ?sp did cry freedom I think

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Is that a different Bruno Marks that's climbed Unjustified to the one that was in the original list?  :look:

Sorry, missed him due to the odd grouping. Shoot me if you must.

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I believe Andy Hutchinson did mecca a few years ago

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Stevie Haston? 9a just outside 5yr limit but anything since?

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Freeman Brothers
George Carmichael
Eddie Barbour
Niall McNair
Robbie Phillips

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Bob Hickish - True North
Theo Elmer - Mecca

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Not convinced 'men who've recently climbed 8b+' is the equivalent of 'women who've recently climbed 8a'. I understand why the suggestion - both are 4 levels below the current max sport grade for UK men & women -  but shouldn't a large difference in the number of participants between men and women also have some bearing on expectation level? i.e. wouldn't 'average benchmarks' be expected to be slightly higher in a much larger pool of participants. 8c?

Somebody with real data/stats backgrounds please correct me as I have none

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Somebody with real data/stats backgrounds please correct me as I have none

Isn't that the precise point of this thread? Even if it ends up with 100+ men who've climbed 8b+, we'll see how many have climbed 8c. 44 women have climbed 8a, so far the 8b+ list for men doesn't seem to be that much longer.

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Paul Reeve - Cry Freedom
Rob Napier - Bat Route
Dave McLoughlin - Devolution into Waddage 8c

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Freeman Brothers
George Carmichael
Eddie Barbour
Niall McNair
Robbie Phillips

Do you have routes for these guys? I've got George as doing Mecca and Jon as doing Bat Route, is that correct? I'm guessing Bellavista for Robbie?

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mic_b (from UKC logbook), Mecca
Apharri (from UKC logbook), Bat Route

AKA Mick Bate and Adam Harrison

 

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