James Pearson (age 22) of Matlock, Derbyshire is one of the best technical and boldest climbers in the UK. He started climbing in 2001. He quickly established himself as one of the finest gritstone climbers with repeats of The Zone E9 6C and Knocking on Heavens Door E9 6C and then in 2005 with the third ascent of Equilibrium E10 7a, the UK's first E10 established by Neil Bentley.
In January this year he added his own grit testpiece that he thinks is harder than Equilibrium with, The Promise E10 7a at Burbage North. This route features in the new Hot Aches film Committed (Read the review here).
Hot Aches, Paul Diffley and Dave Brown, are running a series of podcast extras to accompany their new film.
The first one up is James Pearson who wanted to make his mark on Gritstone before all the good hard lines were climbed. You can watch it here hotaches.blogspot.com