Local News – Hard repeats in Northern Ireland

by Jack Geldard On Friday 8th August Andy Marshall and Eddie Barbour headpointed the 4th and 5th ascents of Tolerance E8 6c on Binian Tor, Northern Ireland. Tolernace was first climbed by John Dunne and had previously been repeated by Si Moore and Ricky Bell. Ricky Bell commented after climbing it that he had “sorta put it off until now cuz it´s got a well scary mantle move at the top!”. Impressively it was Eddie´s first session on the route. Later the same day, Marshall and Barbour turned their attention to Thrill Issues of the Jellyman E7 6b, an unrepeated route of Ricky Bell´s. Eddie nabbed the second ascent after practice, then Andy Marshall went on to flash the third ascent. Eddie commented: “Awesome day out. Almost worth the hour and a half walk in!”Eddie Barbour is sponsored by Podsacs.