home »
  news archive »
  guidebook »
  topos & stuff »
  gallery »
  links »
  search »
  contact »
  v12outdoor »


Yesterday rising star Craig Davies re-climbed the Pigeon’s Cave test piece, 14 Years Later at a sturdy 7C+. Last year a key hold on the crux broke off and the difficulty increased dramatically, so much so that it repelled various attempts to re-climb it.

“It's now top end 7C+ in my opinion. I can't think of many 7C+s that are as hard. It’s still three stars and a great board style problem.” said Craig.

Chris Doyle, who was on hand to film the ascent (see below), added that it makes a good but fierce 7B+ from a standing start. Also, it is worth noting that the ground below the face has been eroded slightly by the recent storms so the original obvious sitting start position is now a crouching start.

Relevant links:
      Fish Pie news item