Something's Burning | E9 Trad climb at Stennis Ford

~8a+ on fiddly and not-amazing gear.


Charlie Woodburn
Added at 22:01 on 31 January 2021


3 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
Charlie Woodburn Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

James Pearson Lead (Flash) 03 Sep 2014 (approx)

And yesterday, Something's Burning Flash for James. Ok, that was a very precise flash, I showed him every beta, every gear. I wouldn't have let him try the route without preparation otherwise, as the gear is super precise, and not wonderfull at all. Anyway, He didn't fall, flashing is first E9 ever!!!! Thanks Charlie for having had the vision for such a great route!

Caroline Ciavaldini

James Pearson's ascent of Something's Burning E9 surely represents the next level in trad climbing. Having been on this route, I'm just blown away that anyone could possess the strength, skill and nerve to flash it. Truly landmark.

Neil Gresham

It's a very very impressive ascent. But I've gotta say that with font 8b strength I'm not really that surprised. Bold trad climbing has been crying out for someone to combine that level of strength with savvy tactics and serious ambition for a long time. I think its awesome that James has actually stepped up to do the honours. Respect.

Charlie Woodburn

Ali Kennedy Lead (Worked) 22 Apr 2017