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Have any women, including non Brits, flashed 8a+ in the UK? I can't think of many contenders.

Me neither

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There arenít that many men are there, or do we just not hear about them?

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There arenít that many men are there, or do we just not hear about them?

I don't know for sure but I feel like there'd be quite a few if you started digging.

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Years ago IIRC, Steve McClure either flashed or onsighted both Idefix and Victor Hugo at Malham (I'm sure somebody can clarify) at Malham, both 8b. Also Indian Summer and Dr Crimp 8b+, both 8b+ were OS'd by Steve (IIRC no prior info on either)

(In case this isn't already documented.)

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Nic Sellars flashed Nemesis 8a+ at the Cornice, Cheedale in the early nineties. When asked whether he knew much about the route beforehand, he replied there wasn't a single hand or foothold he didn't know like the back of his hand (I hope I have remembered this magazine quote reasonably accurately. Even more kudos seeing as this was before Youtube video beta!).

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Was it Nic who onsighted the fa of homegrown at cheddar (8a+)?

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Ian Vickers IIRC

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Taylor Parsons (formerly Chris -Webb) flashed The Brute 8b. Closer to an onsight really as she'd (he'd) never seen anyone on it (first visit to the crag) and only had some beta shouted up for some moves as she (he) went. Diamond a good place for os/flashes as less cryptic than many hard sport in the UK.

First female 8b flash in the UK then..? :P I await the first jedi flash.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2021, 10:33:57 pm by petejh »

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Simon Nadin onsighted the Groove 8a+ at Malham in 1990, the grand daddy of all UK hard onsights. Ian Vickers flashed Urgent in 1997 around the same time he did True North in 2 hours. Just getting started with this! Thread split time?

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Was it Nic who onsighted the fa of homegrown at cheddar (8a+)?

Yes. Sometime in the late 90's

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Was it Nic who onsighted the fa of homegrown at cheddar (8a+)?

Vickers I thought?
Plenty at 8a+, off top of my head: me, Mawson, Eddie B, Savage, Pope, Pete Dawson from people I know then I think maybe Cubit?, Earl?...

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Was it Nic who onsighted the fa of homegrown at cheddar (8a+)?

Vickers I thought?

oh yes it was, my bad. Got them mixed up

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Somebody must've on sighted or at least flashed infinite gravity, that's crying out for it. Same for airshow at Rhossili.

I seem to remember turning up at Ansteys a few years ago and Tyler landman had just flashed tuppence. Although it may have been a very quick second go or something.

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That needs finding out, that'll be the only flash if true, wouldn't it? If it's already been flashed I'll just leave it then, not worth it...

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ben moon flashed kleinian envy?

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Matej Sova onsighted Supercool and Mandela

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Didn't CWP on-site The Brute on the Diamond.

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Yes, that's right, actually mentioned further up the thread.

Ste Mac onsighted Kali Yuga 8b in Cheedale over 10 years ago

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Steve also flashed the Oak

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Think Caff onsighted supercool too? Steve has probably done that as well?

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Didn't CWP on-site The Brute on the Diamond.

No as stated above, she flashed it.

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Malcolm Smith flashed Energy Vampire 8a+ at Malham in the early 90's.

I have not heard of Tuppence being flashed before and have spent a fair amount of time at the Cove.

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Is Airshow still 8a+? Rob Sutton and myself have both onsighted that but itís a different category to some of the routes mentioned in this thread...

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Is Airshow still 8a+? Rob Sutton and myself have both onsighted that but itís a different category to some of the routes mentioned in this thread...
Pretty much accepted as 8a I thought, from when I was down that way. Mind you on that crag it depends what month/year you climbed it as to the grade depending on what holds are or arenít still thereÖ

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Nic Sellars flashed Nemesis 8a+ at the Cornice, Cheedale in the early nineties. When asked whether he knew much about the route beforehand, he replied there wasn't a single hand or foothold he didn't know like the back of his hand (I hope I have remembered this magazine quote reasonably accurately. Even more kudos seeing as this was before Youtube video beta!).

Was there something similar with Dev. Arms? In that he flashed or nearly flashed it and hence it couldn't possibly be 8b etc.?

 

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