Caff rides The Gravity Wave
- Wednesday 5th August 2020 at 8.29pm
Feb 18th; 2016
Capitalising on last weekend’s sunny weather, James ‘Caff’ McHaffie added The Gravity Wave (E8 6c) to the short but severely overhanging ‘Face of Adversity’ at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey.
James ‘Caff’ McHaffie on The Gravity Wave. Photo DMM/Ray Wood
Caff’s new line is a counter diagonal to Tim Emmett’s 2003 route, Chicama (E8/9 6c). Caff is quoted on the DMM website as saying; “It’s probably a bit easier than Chicama and around 7c+ in technical difficulty. It’s great climbing on nice holds but it’d be a hard one to on-sight.”
Apparently Caff had checked out the line the day before by back-aiding to access the steeply overhanging face. The actual ascent itself went well for Caff but his second, Alex Mason, lost contact with the rock seconding the pitch and had to resort to jumaring to escape!
For details on how to get to the crag check out Ground Up’s new guidebook, Gogarth South. For more details on the pitch itself, click through here to go to the DMM website.