Gaia, Black Rocks

E8 Trad climb

A classic Johnny Dawes test piece. A hard move gains entry to the groove where easier (but scarier!) climbing awaits before a terrifying finale.


Jean-minh Trin-Thieu
Jean-minh Trin-Thieu
George Ulrich


8 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Johnny Dawes Lead (Worked)
Jean-minh Trin-Thieu Lead (Did not finish) 25 Oct 1997

The iconic opening scene from Hard Grit.

Katy Whittaker Lead (Worked) 03 Nov 2013
Dave Mason Lead (Flash) 28 Nov 2013 (approx)
Caroline Ciavaldini Lead (Worked) 24 Dec 2020

Ryan Pasquill Lead (Flash),10607.msg427524.html#msg427524

George Ulrich Lead (Did not finish)

Mark Rankine Lead (Ground up)