Rumour has it that Ben Bransby has made the first repeat of John Dunne´s Carmen Picasso, E9 6c (F8a+) at Gorple, near Widdop. Not only that, but he did it On-Sight! The route takes a bulging prow to a horribly sloping crux. Should the rumours be true, Ben will have become the first person to on-sight a grit route harder than E7! To onsight E9 probably recuires balls bigger than…anything else. This news was snatched from ClimbUK