The Promise - Ground Up - (VIDEO)by UKC News Dec/2008
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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.
* 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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