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16.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Filip Babicz repeats E9 Appointment with Death rope-solo at Wimberry

Polish rock climber Filip Babicz has repeated Appointment with Death, the E9 6c gritstone climb at Wimberry Rocks in England. Babicz made the fifth ascent without crashpad and rope-solo.

14.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Siebe Vanhee's gritstone climbing with his Friends Of The Grit

Watch Belgian rock climber Siebe Vanhee as his explores the trad climbing on the gritstone crags in the UK, where he manages to to meet up with British climbing legends such as John Dunne, Pete Whittaker, Sam Whittaker, Jim Pope, Franco Cookson, Ben Heason and Johnny Dawes.

07.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Siebe Vanhee repeats Parthian Shot and other UK gritstone trad extremes

During a climbing trip to the UK, Belgium’s Siebe Vanhee repeated a flurry of hard gritstone trad climbs including Parthian Shot E9, End of the Affair E8 and Gaia E8.

02.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacob Cook climbing The Lizard King, gritstone E9 at Ilkley in England


The video of British climber Jacob Cook making the first ascent in 2014 of The Lizard King, an E9 trad climb at Ilkley in England

27.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson repeats Harder, Faster while Caroline Ciavaldini repeats Gaia at Black Rocks

At Black Rocks in England James Pearson has repeated the extremely dangerous gritstone testpiece Harder, Faster while his wife Caroline Ciavaldini has repeated Gaia. Pearson’s is only the third ascent in 20 years, while Ciavaldini claims the third female ascent.

20.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jesse Dufton onsights Forked Lightning Crack, classic gritstone trad climb at Heptonstall Quarry

The video of blind rock climber Jesse Dufton climbing the famous E2 trad climb Forked Lightning Crack at Heptonstall Quarry in England.

06.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Big Balls & Ground Falls: difficult and dangerous Peak District gritstone climbs

The video Big Balls & Ground Falls featuring a selection of some of most famous trad climbs on the gritstone crags in England’s Peak District.

14.10.2019 by Michele Caminati in Climbing

Michele Caminati's Greenspit comeback in Valle dell'Orco

Italian climber Michele Caminati has repeated Greenspit, the difficult trad climb freed in Italy’s Valle Orco by Didier Berthod. The ascent marks a significant comeback after his fall on England’s gritstone in 2017.

11.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charlie Woodburn’s gritstone masterpiece Harder, Faster at Black Rocks

In November 2000 Charlie Woodburn made the first ascent of Harder, Faster at Black Rocks in England. Almost 20 years later, this remains one of the most dangerous and least repeated trad climbs in Great Britain.

31.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michele Caminati and the shocking ground fall video

The video of Italian climber Michele Caminati falling to the ground when his rope broke at the gritstone crag Curbar in England. Caminati miraculously walked away with only a broken wrist and heel.

30.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michele Caminati survives gritstone ground-fall in England

Michele Caminati, an expert of England’s gritstone, fell to the ground while climbing The Elder Statesman at Curbar in the Peak District. Miraculously, the Italian walked away with nothing more than a fractured wrist and heel.

26.10.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria cruises Moon's Voyager

Italian climber Niccolò Ceria has made the first repeat of Voyager sit, the 8B+ boulder problem put up by Ben Moon in 2006 on the gritstone outcrop Burbage North in England’s Peak District.

26.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hard Gritstone Bouldering with Benjamin Linné Ryn

Thirteen classic gritstone boulder problems and trad climbs in the Peak District National Park climbed by Benjamin Linné Ryn at Stanage Edge, Millstone Edge, Froggatt Edge, Burbage and Black Rocks.

05.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gritstone gems climbed by Pete Whittaker and Tyler Landman

At the end of 2013 British rock climbers Tyler Landman and Pete Whittaker made the first ascents of two notable, unclimbed lines on Britain's gritstone: the boulder problem Smiling Buttress at Curbar and Headless Horseman Arête at the Roaches.

04.10.2013 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Unknown Stones and Nathan Lee's English gritstone obsession at Wimberry

20-year-old climber Nathan Lee has made the first ascent of Unknown Stones E9 6c at Wimberry in England.

16.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pete Whittaker frees Baron Greenback at Wimberry

On 4 May Pete Whittaker made the first ascent of Baron Greenback ta the gritstone outcrop Wimberry in England, while Tom Randall made the first repeat of Appointment with Death and Nathan Lee repeated Order of the Phoenix.

16.04.2013 by Michele Caminati in Climbing

Michele Caminati dodges rain and snow in search of sun on England's gritstone

The report by Michele Caminati about yet another trip to England to climb some of the famous gritstone trad routes and boulder problems.

07.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New Peak District gritstone climbs by Tom Randall

At Hallmoor Quarry in England's Peak District British climber Tom Randall has made the first ascent of Soft Parade E6 6b, while at Gardoms Edge he established Porride Egg E6 6a and Nah'han E8 6c.

21.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk makes first female ascent of Careless Torque at Stanage

British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has made the first female ascent of the gritstone boulder problem Careless Torque, first climbed in 1987 by Ron Fawcett at Stanage Edge.

01.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: James Pearson on Elder Statesman at Curbar

The video of James Pearson who carried out the third ascent of the gritstone route Elder Statesman at Curbar Edge in England.

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