Pete Robins repeats Sea of Tranquility 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn
Pete Robins has repeated Sea of Tranquility 8c+ at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales.
British climber Pete Robins has carried out a rare ascent of Sea of Tanquility at Lower Pen Trwyn, Wales. The 8c+ line was freed Ben Moon in 1993 close to his famous Statement of Youth which marked the beginning of Moon's rise to the top of sport climbing duing the late '80's and early '90's.
Robins' repeat - possibly the first ever - comes in the wake of his redpoint of Jerry Moffatt's 1990 masterpiece Liquid Ambar 8c. All that remains to be done now in order to have ticked the entire crag is to move two routes further right and repeat Neil Carson's The Big Bang, Britain's first 9a dated 1996 and still unrepeated. Perhaps the tides are finally turning.
Lower Pen Trwyn
One of the finest sport climbing areas in North Wales, this crag on the Great Orme circa 30 minutes from Llanberis hosts circa 60 routes up to 9a. The main brunt of climbing was developed during the mid '80s and includes a string of three star classics such as Statement of Youth 8a (Ben Moon, 1984), I've been a bad, bad boy 7c+ (Mark Pretty, 1988), Over the Moon 8a (Andy Pollitt, 1988), Liquid Ambar 8c (Jerry Moffatt, 1990), Melancholie 8b (Adam Wainwright, 1992) and The Big Bang (Neil Carson, 1996). Lower Pen Trwyn is affected by the tide and as such can only be climbed on for about 6 hours around low tide. Check the tide timetable prior to your trip and beware of the starts which often feel extremely greasy.