17 Jul Visiting Italian Grabs 3rd Ascent of Point Blank – E8
Visiting UK Italian climber Erik Svab recently ticked what seems to be the most popular E8 in Britain this year; Dave Pickford’s Point Blank at Stennis Ford, Pembroke.
Svab described the route thus:
"I find this route really fantastic: nice climb, nice line, very good for me: pumpy for the forearms, gently overhanging with crimps and precise climbing…"
Svab is no stranger to traditional climbing, having completed various hard routes around the world, as well as having a good background in UK trad. Point Blank is his second E8, he made an ascent of the Dave Birkett route Dawes Rides A Shovel Head in Langdale, Lake District back in 2007.
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