Elder Statesman HXS 7a for James Pearsonby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Feb/2013
This news story has been read 10,345 times
The route tackles the famous arete to the side of Elder Crack and was first climbed by Steve McClure back in 2004, and repeated not long after by Steve Dunning. The grade HXS is due to the route being relatively safe (unless the arete cuts your rope!), but very very hard, therefore difficult to assign an E Grade to.
There's more photos and a video of James to come, but whilst we wait for those, check out...
In this week's Friday Nighter we've got Hazel Findlay literally walking up at Cadareza, Italy. Grades given for this... Read more
A couple of months ago, Andy Gullsten became the first to flash King of limbs, ~8B/+, at Roadside in Rocklands, South... Read more
James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini have recently been in the Philippines, where they were involved in their SPOT charity... Read more
Pro climbers James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini are pushing a charity project called SPOT (Share Progress Open... Read more