Another Gritstone Challenge Falls
News Link: Ryan Pasquill has succeeded in climbing a desperate new route at the Ilkley Crag in Yorkshire, England. Gerty Berwick, at a "modest" grade of E9 7a was, until now, considered by many to be one of the last great unclimbed gritstone challenges.
Dunne, who witnessed the send at Ilkley on January 10th, 2009, said this in a report on UKClimbing.com: "The wall has been tried many times by climbers including Steve McClure, James Pearson, Steve Dunning and Jerry Moffatt to name but a few. My dedication to the route and the pedigree of the other climbers who have tried it demonstrates the quality and extreme difficulty of the route. Both Moffatt and Dunning thought it would never be climbed, making Ryan's achievement even more impressive."
Sources: Mick Ryan / UkClimbing.com
Date of Ascent: January, 10, 2009
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