Elder Statesman HXS 7a for James Pearsonby Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Feb/2013
This news story has been read 10,754 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...
The third round of the 2016 IFSC Lead World Cup circuit saw competitors congregate in Briançon, France at... Read more
Vadim Timonov has made what I believe is the 6th ascent of Fred Nicole's Monkey wedding, ~8C, in Rocklands, South Africa. The... Read more
This week's Friday Night Video is of Dani Arnold and David Lama's expedition to Alaska in 2015. On this trip... Read more
French climber Caroline Ciavaldini has free-climbed the Voie Petit 8b on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul,... Read more
French climber Caroline Ciavaldini ticked the grovelly 'Groove' pitch of The Quarryman E8 7a on Friday, just a few days after... Read more