VIDEO: Oli Grounsell - The Zone (E9) - With Falls
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor Mar/2013
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Oli Grounsell has made a headpoint repeat of The Zone (E9 6c) at Curbar in the Peak District.
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© Guy Van Greuning (Still from video)
The route was first climbed by John Arran and has seen numerous repeats over the past decade.
Oli took a couple of falls on to tensioned down skyhooks before his successful ascent.
He commented on his blog:
"It was between these blizzards that I climbed The Zone in cool march sunshine. It all went so smoothly in the end, like it always does. Didn't have any expectations when I woke up to the tundra that morning, so it was even better to eventually do it. So good to top out, but as I topped out I almost wished I was still on the crux, as the process was at the end of the day, good fun."
All the action is captured in this video:
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| Forums ( Read More... | 38 comments, 18 Mar 2013 )|
|I don't feel the 'discussion' is policing, this is a forum for opinions and discussion...thats it purpose. Great to read both John's and Oli comments and thoughts, that what makes the forums interesting. Can't wait to...|
Zoomer - 18 Mar 2013
I think all the honesty you need is in the footage, a guy having a good time trying and succeeding on a route, nothing more needs to be said. He didn't even mention grades, so I'm not sure why you feel the need to...
Jonny2vests - 16 Mar 2013
:) Oli as I said previously well done, a great route and a good tick. I am glad you posted your thoughts and came back with a response. I was not trying to pick on you but think a differentiation does need to...
Tony Simpson - 16 Mar 2013
|Okai...... Cheers for the comments John, a cool route which I enjoyed climbing and ballsy doing it with just the two un-weighted hooks and a mattress! The first time we did have a lot of mats yes, because our mates...|
Oli Grounsell - 16 Mar 2013
some very good points there John and the main one being a good ascent from a young gun. I do think though that the number of crash pads do help mentally on this sort of route / problem and climbing high numbers with...
Tony Simpson - 16 Mar 2013
Nice one Oli, great climbing and a good video too. To answer some of the inevitable armchair aspersions the route is hard, whatever you do with hooks and however many mats you use. The actual grade is much less...
john arran - 15 Mar 2013
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