So pleased to share this story with you all. Our local hero Emma has sent Nightmayer (E8 6c).
Read her story below:
Massive inspiration to us all!! @emmatwyford
That dream line! One that has eluded me with the weather and work over the last couple of years.
I’d first seen and heard about Nightmayer (E8 6c) watching the video of @nicofavresse
taking some air miles off the head wall whilst nick bullock looked on. Maybe this is what put people off for so many years.
I first seriously thought about this route when Alex mason was looking at it and achieved an impressive 3rd ascent followed the next year by @angus.kille
with an equally impressive ascent.
The Cromlech has an intimidating yet impressive aura with some of the best trad climbing around. This was my last king line on the cromlech that I was mega psyched to try. On the day it still had its spicy moments. Myself and @jamestayloroutdoor
rocked up to find a random wet streak on house of god into and out of the porthole. Needless to say this was terrifying on lead as the bottom is bold with small kit. It took a lot of mental effort to change my mental set up for the top hard section but I was ready to fight to the top. Perfect climbing with just the right amount of good kit to run it out and take some good air miles if you fluff it!
Still in awe of @Steve.mayers
first ascent of this line back in 1992! Really puts things in perspective, great effort Steve!
Thanks to @jamestayloroutdoor
for the belay, your next buddy! And @j.bunney
for the 📸
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