Brit Grit Boys Fight Back

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News link: Pete Robins and Ben Bransby have made ground-up ascents of James Pearson’s gritstone test-piece, The Promise (E10 7a), near Sheffield, England. Robins and Bransby made the third and fourth ascents (after Kevin Jorgeson’s repeat several weeks earlier) of the route at Burbage North, motivated, in part, by the sending sprees from Americans Alex Honnold, Kevin Jorgeson and Matt Segal in November 2008.

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Click here to watch Team America On The GritVideos by Kevin Jorgeson courtesy of – Kevin Jorgeson, Alex Honnold, and Matt Segal have been on a rampage of England’s gritstone with Jorgeson’s ground-up ascent of Parthian Shot (E9 6c), Jorgeson’s repeat of The Promise (E10 or E8) and The Groove (E11 or E8), a team ascent of End of the Affair (E8 6c), Honnold’s onsight of Master’s Edge (E7 6b) and more…

Date of Ascents: December 6th, 2008


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