James McHaffie's 2nd Ascent of The Big Bang (5.14d)


The Big Bang 9a, 2nd Ascent, by James McHaffie, Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. from Wild Country on Vimeo.

James McHaffie gets the historic second ascent of The Big Bang (5.14d) on Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales.After 15 years of trying, someone finally gets it done (this is a route that eluded Moffat and Moon), and in this video (not the actual ascent), James takes us through a blow-by-blow account of the route, which has some of the nastiest "rat crimps" in the business.