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Now That's What I Call a First Ascent: The Groove - James Pearson

James Pearson climbing one of the best looking and most technical routes on Grit. Climbed by James Pearson in 2008 and still awaiting its 2nd ascent.



7 Apr, 2016
Despite the best efforts of the editor of the Team America film trying to convince us otherwise.
7 Apr, 2016
Excellent stuff (and no mats :) )
8 Apr, 2016
Never seen that before. Strange video really; makes it look like it's all about one move. Perhaps it is. Certainly makes it look like he finds it quite easy, though, which I don't suppose it is. jcm
8 Apr, 2016
"Kevin's repeats and possible down-grades of The Promise (E10 or E8) and The Groove (E11 or E8), which grabbed headlines worldwide."http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=45471 Interesting I get 2 dislikes for bringing this up, maybe Kevin and the filmmaker. :) I dislike dishonest filmmaking, and it's hard to watch Team America and not assume The Groove was repeated. It would be interesting if the dislikers could explain themselves?
8 Apr, 2016
The top is tricky and bold. 'Team America' didn't climb the top bit. Others I know had subsequently worked the bottom section but not the top bit. As for the grade, who knows? Its odd with all the talent around some of the hard grit routes retain a air of mystery when others become almost trade routes.
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