Hard to believe that the early 90's represent a high watermark for British sport climbing. Since then, ascents of 8c and harder have been the preserve of a lonely elite whilst the masses consume the convenience food of bouldering and the designer danger of Hard Grit™. Well, not anymore! This year will be remembered as the year that sport climbing fought back. Ascents of 8c routes reached double digits and again Britain has a route which arguably takes it's place amongst the hardest in the world.
Stuart Littlefair reports - and even includes PTR ascents.
Nice article and a good round-up of an exciting year for UK sport climbing.
Anonymous05 Mar 2008
In reply to DarrenH: 'Hard Grit' is not a registered trade mark and should not therefore be followed by the letters TM. It may be a phrase which has some intellectual property in the form of copyright but this is separate and distinct from intellectual property in the form of a RTM.
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