Carn Brea

Thanks to Adam for filming it and posting on YT. Obviously it’s not the 3rd assent (ascent). The problem is ‘the bloodstone arete’. I don’t know who did the first ascent? For a long time there was a cheat-stone which facilitated a hop into a mantle. Barney Carver dispatched the cheat-stone down the hill some years ago making it much harder. The proliferation of boulder mats, sometimes even stacked! started to make it easier again. This annoyed some people, so its now been done from the ground, without starting on a mat, via the hop and mantle and as shown in this video, starting from the right from the ground without a hop.

http://vimeo.com/64577830 video shows Barney climbing the original version.

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