/ NEWS: 8a and More for 13 Year Old Jim Pope
Jim was climbing and staying with the very accomplished Gav Symonds, after arriving at...
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Gosh, I'll have to get some of those. Well done Jim!
So he's not only good at climbing, but also the marketing/sponsorship side of things! ;-)
Was looking ridiculously strong on Avenged at the end of the day as well!
Top stuff from the youth of today.......this makes me feel old............
"it feels more like a 9.8 but with the durability of a thicker rope!"
how would he know he's only 13 :p
Cheesy words for his sponsors. Seems a bit forced from a 13y old.
Good on you Jim for the tickage though.
> So he's not only good at climbing, but also the marketing/sponsorship side of things! ;-)
Minus points as he forgot to mention La Sportiva, his 3rd sponsor who provide him with excellent shoes. They feel really light and precise and make climbing much easier.
I have a feeling he may not have typed those words himself ;-)
Saw him at Malham a few weeks ago and not only does he climb very impressively i ended up having a quick chat with him about a ( his ? ) dog and i wish i had been as mature and polite as he was at his age. He seemed a proper nice young chap.
Go Jim !
> Top stuff from the youth of today.......this makes me feel old............
There is a small group of climbers around Jims age who are translating their wall/comp telent onto real rock. I think the future of top end climbing in the UK is very bright indeed.
Top effort Jim, really out there for such a young age.
Jim actually did mention his La Sportiva's (or his flip flops anyway) in his original article over on our FB page!
Jim sent us through the pics a few days ago and we asked if he could write us a paragraph or two we could use to go with them. His original thoughts on our FB page are completely unedited and unprompted.
Good effort Jim. Good to see you mixing it up, sport, trad, boulder. To paraphase -I've seen the future of rock and his name is Jim Pope.
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