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Bouldering => Bouldering Discussion => : Dave Flanagan September 12, 2012, 08:27:40 PM

: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Dave Flanagan September 12, 2012, 08:27:40 PM
Ricky Bell has climbed the sit start to the incredible hanging prow on the Brought to you by the letter M boulder in Murlough Bay, Fair Head. It's called Spindle 8a.

(http://www.theshortspan.com/photo/rickyBell.jpg)

He has been exploring deeper into the scree where he climbed some new problems, topo to follow.

(http://www.theshortspan.com/photo/rickyBell2.jpg)

He also did a low stand/crouch start on the arete to the right of Missing In Action which it finishes up, called SuperExtra 7C.
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: ciaran September 12, 2012, 10:01:00 PM
The photo of the arete is pure class !! Well done Ricky, can't wait for the topo ...
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Dave Flanagan September 13, 2012, 07:30:32 AM
A tad photoshopped/instagramed for me. I would prefer the undoctored version. Great, great line and to think it was sitting there in everyones face for so long.
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: chris rooney September 13, 2012, 11:51:07 AM
fucking instagram, instant "photo-shop hall of shame". a king line line like that deserves more respect!
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Tim Chapman September 13, 2012, 12:32:59 PM
How long have you been waiting to use that line Chris?
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: chris rooney September 13, 2012, 04:40:49 PM
about 5 seconds, i've robbed it from the infamous ukbouldering thread
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Stephen McMullan November 07, 2012, 12:43:33 PM
http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67576 (http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67576)
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Danny November 11, 2012, 01:45:19 PM
I'm sorry, my irony detector must be on low this afternoon, but did you just use the phrase "king line" in earnest chris?

Rad.
: Re: News: Ricky Bell climbs 8a in Fair Head
: Barry January 20, 2013, 08:59:55 PM
A quality video of an amazing line.  Good Work Ricky.

Spindle on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/57785012)