Bullock cracking up at IX 9

by Tom Briggs Nick Bullock has made the first winter ascent of The Crack, an E1 5b on Clogwyn Du that previously went in summer with 2 points of aid. It took him a couple of visits, but the super-strenuous crux pitch was led free on 1 March and seconded by Mr On-sight, James ´Caff´ MaCaffie. A full account of the first ascent, written by Nick, has been posted in the forums. A new ´Welsh hardest´ within just a few days!