VIDEO: James Pearson working Gerty Berwick E9 7a

by Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor Feb/2009
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James Pearson on the second ascent of Gerty Berwick at Ilkley, 201 kbJames Pearson on the second ascent of Gerty Berwick at Ilkley
© David Simmonite, Feb 2009
James Pearson has recently repeated Gerty Berwick, the famous project at Ilkley, to the left of The New Statesman.

The route was first climbed by Ryan Pasquill just a few weeks ago. Ryan is a superbly talented climber, operating at a high level in bouldering, trad climbing and sport climbing.

Ryan suggested a grade of E9 7a/b for Gerty Berwick, describing the highball crux as around Font 8A in difficulty.

You can read more about both Ryan's and James' ascents on the UKC news page:

In this clip, filmed by Hotaches, James is working the moves on the route, which was at the time, still a project. The clip was filmed around one year ago.

You can see more video footage of hard gritstone at the Hotaches Blog, including a clip of Ben Cossey headpointing Simba's Pride at Burbage.

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