The Promise - Ground Up - (VIDEO)

by UKC News Dec/2008
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+Ben Bransby making the second ground-up ascent (5th overall ascent) of The Promise (E7) at Burbage North, 173 kb The Promise saw three ground-up ascents this weekend at the hands of Pete Robins and Ben Bransby. Yes, that's right, Three. Pete led the route twice.

The grade has now settled* at E7 7a (Font 7b+) and almost saw another ground-up ascent, when Jack Geldard's hand kept tickling the final hold. The crucial runner has now held around 20 falls and has been deemed "bomber".

[*Edit: We thought E7 7a. It has been brought to my attention that the grade may be E8 7a. After chatting at the crag I felt happy reporting E7, as that was the experience we had. - Jack Geldard]

John Roberts followed up their efforts with a headpoint ascent after some pre-practice earlier in the week. He even managed to kick out the solitary runner on his lead attempt for extra excitement.

  • A full write-up and post match analysis (With Photos and Video) is available HERE

* NB: Ground-up means climbing a route without top-rope or abseil inspection. More info HERE

For more photos see Keith Sharples' blog

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