Ryan Pasquill


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Ryan Pasquill is perhaps one of the best all-round climbers in the UK, and is known for his understated style, completing many climbs on-site or ground up. His impressive tick list includes Sleepy Hollow (E10, 7a), Gerty Berwick (E9, 7a), flash ascents of Gaia (E8, 6c), End of the Affair (E8, 6c) and Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (E8, 6c) and redpoints of Jungle Speed (9a), Evolution (8c+) and Baa Baa Black Sheep (8c+).


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Ryan Pasquill  © UKC News

News Bain de Sang 9a by Ryan Pasquill

Ryan Pasquill has ticked the classic 9a Bain de Sang at Saint Loup, Switzerland. The 25m vertical to off-vertical line was first climbed in 1993 by local strongman Fred Nicole as one of the world's first of the grade.

Malham Cove  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
Malham Cove  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

News Rainshadow (9a) for Ryan Pasquill

Ryan Pasquill has climbed Rainshadow (9a) at Malham Cove, ending a protracted battle. He has been trying the route for several years now and came very close in 2015 after climbing through the crux and onto the headwall. Unfortunately for Ryan, he broke his...

Ryan Pasquill approaching the technical crux on The Big Issue  © Mike Hutton
Ryan Pasquill approaching the technical crux on The Big Issue  © Mike Hutton

News The Big Issue (E9 6c) for McHaffie and Pasquill

James McHaffie and Ryan Pasquill have made quick ascents of The Big Issue (E9 6c) at Bosherston Head, Pembroke. They both had an onsight attempt at the route the previous week, only to be thrown off by the technical crux. However, both returned...

James McHaffie  © Nick Brown
James McHaffie  © Nick Brown

Newsflash McHaffie and Pasquill onsight The Great Escape E8

James McHaffie and Ryan Pasquill have onsighted John Dunne's The Great Escape (E8 6b, 6c, 6b) at Cioch...

Ryan on Divided Years  © DMM Instagram
Ryan on Divided Years  © DMM Instagram

Newsflash Divided Years (E8/9) Ground Up - McHaffie & Pasquill

DMM have just tweeted that both James McHaffie and Ryan Pasquill have yesterday managed ground-up...

Pete Robins on Diamond Dogs (8c+), the Diamond, Little Orme. Photo: ©Ray Wood  © Ray Wood
Pete Robins on Diamond Dogs (8c+), the Diamond, Little Orme. Photo: ©Ray Wood  © Ray Wood

News Diamond 8c+ Repeat for Pasquill & New Yorkshire 8c/8b+ for Buys

British sport climbing is going from strength to strength at the moment, with Ryan Pasquill...

Ryan pulling over the roof of Sleepy Hollow  © Guy Van Greuning (Video Still)
Ryan pulling over the roof of Sleepy Hollow  © Guy Van Greuning (Video Still)

News Ryan Pasquill Makes 2nd Ascent of Sleepy Hollow, E10

On Sunday the 19th January, Ryan Pasquill made the second ascent of Sleepy Hollow, E10 7a, aka Headless...

The Power of the Darkside at Matlock Bank Quarry. Ryan Pasquill climbing onsight a long way above his bouldering mats.  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films
The Power of the Darkside at Matlock Bank Quarry. Ryan Pasquill climbing onsight a long way above his bouldering mats.  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films

Video Ryan Pasquill Onsighting Power of the Darkside E7/8?

Dan Varian bouldering out the hard start to The Return of the Jedi  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films
Dan Varian bouldering out the hard start to The Return of the Jedi  © Nick Brown - Outcrop Films

Interview Ryan Pasquill and Dan Varian Go Ground Up

Ryan Pasquill flashing Knockin' on Heaven's Door at Curbar.  © Simon Wilson
Ryan Pasquill flashing Knockin' on Heaven's Door at Curbar.  © Simon Wilson

News Ryan Pasquill Flashes Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Ryan Pasquill attempting Evolution (F8c/+) at Raven Tor, prior to his successful redpoint.  © Adam Lincoln
Ryan Pasquill attempting Evolution (F8c/+) at Raven Tor, prior to his successful redpoint.  © Adam Lincoln

News Ryan Pasquill F8c/+ & "That's My Lot"

Seamstress Slab  © mr mills
Seamstress Slab  © mr mills

News Ryan Pasquill - Hard Slate Slabs

Ryan Pasquill on the wall to the left of The New Statesman at Ilkley, Yorkshire  © Adrian Gill (no duplication on other media without permission)
Ryan Pasquill on the wall to the left of The New Statesman at Ilkley, Yorkshire  © Adrian Gill (no duplication on other media without permission)

Newsflash Ryan Pasquill climbs wall left of New Statesman

Ned Feehally, youngest ever BBC champion  © Keith Sharples
Ned Feehally, youngest ever BBC champion  © Keith Sharples

News Big Saturday for Stanage - Ned Feehally & Ryan Pasquill

Biographie area, Ceuse.  © ali k
Biographie area, Ceuse.  © ali k

News Ryan Pasquill - F8c/+ at Ceuse


Latest Reviews for Ryan's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that should take you from summer Alps to snowy Munros, UK scrambles to low grade winter climbs.

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number caught our attention in particular...

Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear
Women's all-round harnesses group test  © UKC Gear

Women's All-Round Harnesses

Many climbers are all-rounders, so there's a need for harnesses that can do a bit of everything too. We look at nine...

Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear
Entries within the Performance Rock Shoe Group Test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive...

SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey
SL Active montage  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active...

A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey
A sturdy shoe that should last a good long time  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin...


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ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic rolling gait concept and sits alongside the traditional hiking range. The core of the ZG range is a new last shape (called TR...

Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa
Instinct VS WMN  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Women's Collection: Instinct VSRW, Maestro, Vapor, Arpia

For 2019 Scarpa has released three new women's specific climbing shoes, with an adapted fit that differs to the men's version in a variety of different ways.

Arpia  © Scarpa
Arpia  © Scarpa

Scarpa - Arpia and Vapour V

The Arpia is especially designed for climbers who want to step up to their first high performance shoe. It combines performance with a high level of comfort provided by a new, medium fit FK last, a perfect all-round model that performs in any situation, from...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM
Switch Handles being manufactured in Wales  © DMM

DMM Ice Axe Range

For winter 2018/19 the tried and tested range of DMM ice axes has been updated with new colourways and laser markings. DMM tools are...

PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM
PerfectO Colour Pack  © DMM

DMM PerfectO

The latest carabiner to come off DMM's hot forges is the PerfectO. Its compact profile has been made possible using a new extra short gate but...