/ NEWS: NEWSFLASH: E10 Ground Up for James Pearson
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Nice one James. Super run of form in Pembroke. Awesome to hear about.
Good luck to you for your next routes.
The most groundbreaking ascent of the last year?
Wow that's an almost Godly effort from James well done!
Great stuff James, well done!
And thanks UKC for breaking the boredom of a day where everyone and everything is orientated about some stupid wedding with some proper news!
This is quite a big deal! Well done James - a fantastic performance.
Video of Tim on the route was inspirational. Amazing effort from James.
"Mission Impossible next up?"
The E5 at St Govans which fell down a number of years back?
How about The Big Issue on sight?
Awesome effort fella - surely from a trad point of veiw the next step would be one of the birkett/macloed numbers ?
Mmmm maybe - maybe he'll go back and have another go at Rhapsody.
It would be great if he did Echo Wall...
>does this mean he took the long lob or is the last hard move after the crucial gear ?
Very fine effort, but from the comfort of my armchair, I wouldn't be surprised if the grade of this route didn't stand. I had the impression Macleod was being a bit polite when he repeated it.
Is it fair to say that its easier than the walk of life. Since he got up it second go wares I got the impression that he invested several weeks of work in TWOL Although MC is obviously physically more difficult then TWOL I heard that TWOL was f8a+ but the start is very dangerous since its 15 meters of unprotected climbing with a Brittish 6c move. Anyway Its all irrelevant to me at that level. I cant contemplate how hard an E9 or 10 is.
That is impressive!
JP had been living in Europe, doing serious dedicated training. From what little i've read he seems to be saying he feels like he's improved massively. So not really fair to compare the ascent for a measure of what's harder, as he's now a different climber.
I was under the impression MC was soft E10. Though one man's soft E10 is is anothers very hard E9 i guess...i dunno. Cant climb either :) Just the fact you have a super long run out....which has very real deck potential if you fall just before placing the gear for me suggests E10.
What does ground up and flash mean?
Flash is were you have some prior knowledge about the route but haven't tried any of the moves before. -If you've seen one of your mates do a route or they've told you loads of specifics about it or you've abseiled down it not to try any of the moves but just to work out were the line of the route is and clean stuff.
Ground up is pretty much redpointing were you attempt a route from the ground without having any practice on a toprope and then fail which means you just try again from the ground and keep doing so until you do it without ever trying it on a toprope.
But in your terms Flash is type A and Ground up is type B
Brilliant effort James, well done! It's great to see the next generation finally applying their talent to Tradition climbing. Exciting times. Did you enjoy the runout?!
Have a great summer
Sweet! Well done Jim bob big big repect, that has got to leave the old trousers needing a wash or two. Finger firmly pulled out now, roll on the next E number :-)
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