Gaia | E8 Trad climb at Black Rocks

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


Pics + Vids

Jean-minh Trin-Thieu
Added at 18:02 on 21 February 2021
Alex Honnold
Added at 21:02 on 07 February 2022
Katy Whittaker
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Added at 09:12 on 01 December 2021
Sean McColl
Added at 21:02 on 07 February 2022
Caroline Ciavaldini
Added at 18:12 on 02 December 2021
Siebe Vanhee
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Added at 15:11 on 26 November 2021
George Ulrich
Added at 08:02 on 21 February 2021

Ascents

14 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Johnny Dawes Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1986 (approx)
Seb Grieve Lead (Worked) 05 Mar 1989

Second ascent.

Jean-minh Trin-Thieu Lead (Did not finish) 25 Oct 1997

The iconic opening scene from Hard Grit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK7DfNZLK9E

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115415916581961

Lisa Rands Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2004 (approx)
Kevin Jorgeson Solo (Worked) 01 Nov 2008 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_my7ogDe11/

Alex Honnold Lead (Flash) 13 Nov 2008 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYbRNt4GjXE

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/alex-honnold-flashes-gaia-e8-6c.html

Katy Whittaker Lead (Worked) 03 Nov 2013

https://www.instagram.com/p/BaHhCYZFmjJ/

Dave Mason Lead (Flash) 28 Nov 2013 (approx)
Mark Rankine Lead (Ground up) 25 Jan 2015
Sean McColl Lead (Worked) 17 Mar 2016 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Plhx0ztZkI

Caroline Ciavaldini Lead (Worked) 24 Dec 2020

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/12/hard_grit_repeats_by_james_pearson_and_caroline_ciavaldini-72675

https://youtu.be/gygJgiXGxOk?t=277

Siebe Vanhee Lead (Flash) 22 Nov 2021 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/CWjCXbLF9O6/

https://youtu.be/OOCq9kOgF8I?t=445

George Ulrich Lead (Did not finish)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRmEukG-ouQ

Ryan Pasquill Lead (Flash)

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg427524.html#msg427524