News Flash: Kieran Forrest repeats The Big Bang (F9a)
- Saturday 29th August 2020
Hot news coming from Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales is that Kieran Forrest has just redpointed The Big Bang (F9a).
Remarkably, after nearly a week of biblical rain associated with Storm Frances which has seen many of the UK crags suffering from both seepage and run-off, Lower Pen Trwyn dried sufficiently today to enable Keiran to get the fourth ascent of The Big Bang.
Earlier in July, 19-year-old Kieran made the fourth ascent of Liquid Ambar (F8c+) also at Lower Pen Trwyn.
Jordan and Naomi Buys were also climbing at Lower Pen Trwyn today and witnessed Kieran’s ascent. Jordan described Kieran’s ascent to Climber; “He looked so casual with plenty of gas left in the tank…!”
Kieran’s ascent is even more remarkable as Climber understands he’s not been on the route for three weeks and he’d been training yesterday as well! In total, Kieran took nine days to successfully redpoint The Big Bang.