Today we’ve got 2 brilliant videos, showcasing the diverse nature of British rock climbing, starting with some hard gritsone bouldering and then moving on to one of the hardest trad routes in the World.
First, we’ve got some footage of British boulderer Ned Feehally making the first ascent A Prow on the Dugless boulder at the Roaches, one of the best known crags in the English Peak District. Ned is yet to give it a name but he reckons it’s about 8a and it looks like a typically esoteric gritstone problem where strong fingers are useless, and the ability to keep thrutching upwards is the key. It’s almost enough to make me homesick for Britain. Almost.
Next, we’ve got a teaser for a film which we’re really looking forward to. It’s called Redemption and it charts James Pearson’s journey back to credibility after he publicly questioned the difficulty of Dave Mcleod’s route Rhapsody, in Dumbarton, Scotland. Dave graded Rhapsody E11, making it the first trad route to receive this grade, but James reckoned that his own route, Walk of Life, in Devon was harder. After both routes were repeated it became clear that James might have been mistaken and he recently decided to return to Scotland to give Rhapsody another go.
The film will premiere at Kendal Mountain Film Festival on 21st November so buy your tickets now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Y-Amigci0 Credit – Hot Aches Productions
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