PHOTOS: James Pearson - Recent Bouldering Successes

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Nov/2009
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James Pearson who's now living out in Austria for the winter, had a fairly chilled summer and is treating his winter sojourn as a chance to recharge his batteries and get some foreign rock under his belt before a planned return to live in Bristol in 2010.

James' idea of 're-charging his batteries' might be slightly different to most:

"Recently I have been starting to go bouldering again, and whilst I'm not feeling 'on form', I have still managed to climb a few classic hard boulders in Austria and Switzerland." 

James' tick list over the last few weeks has been:

  • Terra Nova 8A Brione, CH
  • Frogger 8A Brione, CH
  • The Faginator 8A (First ascent) Zillertal, AT
  • Freezer 8A Zillertal, AT
  • Mother Firestarter 8A (Flash) Zillertal, AT
  • Sundance Sit 8A+ Zillertal, AT
  • The Super-Tera-O-Mega Project 8A+ (First Ascent) Zillertal, AT
  • Petting with an Alligator 8A+ Maltatal, AT
  • Wrestling with an Alligator 8B Maltatal, AT

James commented on his future plans:

"I still have a few sport route projects I would like to complete before the season ends, but it gets colder and snowier every day so my luck may have run out.  Hopefully I can take my bouldering to new levels over this winter, and then return to the UK next year feeling fitter and stronger than ever before, psyched to climb lots of hard new trad projects near my new base of Bristol."

Photo Gallery: James Pearson bouldering

+James Pearson on The Super-Tera-O-Mega Project Font 8A+, 143 kb
James Pearson on The Super-Tera-O-Mega Project Font 8A+
UKC News, Nov 2009
© Emi Moosburger
+James Pearson on The Super-Tera-O-Mega Project Font 8A+, 230 kb
James Pearson on The Super-Tera-O-Mega Project Font 8A+
UKC News, Nov 2009
© Emi Moosburger
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James Pearson on Sundance Sit 8A+
UKC News, Nov 2009
© Emi Moosburger
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James on Amber 8B
UKC News, Nov 2009
© Emi Moosburger

James is sponsored by The North Face, Five Ten, and Wild Country.


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