VIDEO: James Pearson: Beyond the Mostest

In November 2017, James Pearson made the first ascent of Power Ranger 5.14 R/8c at Sunset Rocks, Chattanooga, TN. A video has just been released of James' journey towards climbing the line, in which he undergoes a second metamorphosis from wannabe Frenchman to fully-fledged American in order to 'send' the route. More important, though, is the lesson he learns along the way.

"In our mixed up world of ever decreasing attention spans, we've become so obsessed by #tags and character limits that we've forgotten about the story itself. We consume content like a fat man consumes cake, never stopping to appreciate the taste, and wondering why we never feel full anymore. It's ironic that in a world ruled by convenience, we complain constantly that we are running out of time.

Perhaps we all need to reassess how much information we really need? Slow down, breathe, and open our eyes."


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James has gone from climbing near his family home in the Peak District of England to exploring walls and mountains in exotic locations around the globe everywhere from Tazmania to Thailand. His first venture into rock...

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12 Mar, 2018

I expected to hate that so much........ But it totally pulled me in. Some tongue in cheek humour, heartfelt reality at the end. And what a beautful route. I will never stop enjoying seeing climbers taking the piss out of themselves. It's so vital. Nice one!

12 Mar, 2018

One of the best climbing videos I've seen in a while...

12 Mar, 2018

Excellent, very insightful words too. 

12 Mar, 2018

Great looking route and rock! 

12 Mar, 2018

Climbing starts at 9min

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