Jim Pope gets second ascent of Helvetia at Shipwreck Cove
- Sunday 21st June 2015
June 21st, 2015
Jim Pope has just tweeted that he’s succeeded on what is thought to be the second ascent of the Ben West’s Helvetia at Shipwreck Cove, Gower, South Wales.
Jim's FB page
As previously reported - click through here - Ben West climbed Helvetia, the hardest route at Gower, last year. Helvetia was originally graded at F8c but holds are understood to have ‘changed’ and as a consequence the route is now a little easier. Unusually, Helvetia isn’t typically British in style – i.e. it's not short and bouldery – the final headwall after the crux being sustained.
Ben West on Helvetia. Photo Simon Rawlinson
Jim Pope climbed Mecca last year at Raven Tor – click through here to see that report.