Ryan Pasquill

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Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Hardest Trad (Flash): E9

Ryan Pasquill is a British climber known for his bold, intuitive climbing style as well as his ability to crimp.

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Sport (Onsight): 8a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Hardest Trad (Flash): E9

Ryan Pasquill is a British climber known for his bold, intuitive climbing style as well as his ability to crimp.

Contributors: remus

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Pics + Vids

Countdown to Disaster (E8)
Added at 11:12 on 24 December 2023
Evolution (8c+)
Added at 18:12 on 18 December 2020
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (E9)
Added at 22:01 on 10 January 2021
Divided Years (E9)
Added at 13:01 on 14 January 2021
Sleepy Hollow (E10)
Added at 18:01 on 31 January 2021
Loskot and Two Smoking Barrels (8a+)
Added at 16:07 on 09 July 2021
Spectre (8B)
Added at 17:12 on 17 December 2021
Mutation (9a+)
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Added at 12:11 on 03 November 2021
Countdown to Disaster (E8)
Added at 14:04 on 04 April 2022
Rainshadow (9a)
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Added at 21:04 on 09 April 2022

Ascents

30 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade Style Date
2000 Shallow Groove 8B Boulder | worked 2000s
Second ascent.

Dan Varian:

I think one of the most naturally strong (and in the tall camp) climbers i've ever met is Ryan Pasquill and i'd say his ascent of shallow groove is the most undervalued ascent in uk bouldering. That is a problem that has repelled all comers, including myself (i've done the moves but i personally find them harder than those on Monk Life for example). [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,30355.msg594354.html#msg594354

2001
2002 Cool Moon E7 Lead | flash 2002

Ryan watched Adam Lincoln headpoint the line before going for the flash.

References

[1] On The Edge 122, page 14.

Countdown to Disaster E8 Lead | flash 15th Jun 2002

References

[1] On The Edge 119, page 10

2003
2004
2005 Spectre 8B Boulder | worked 2005
2006 End of the Affair E8 Lead | flash 4th Mar 2006
2007
2008
2009 Gaia E8 Lead | flash 2009
Windows of Perception E6 Lead | flash 2009

The same day as onsighting The Medium.

References

[1] Llanberis Slate. United Kingdom: Ground Up, 2011.

The Medium 8a Lead | onsight 2009

The same day as onsighting Windows of Perception.

Gerty Berwick E9 Lead | worked 10th Jan 2009
Evolution 8c+ Lead | worked 29th Nov 2009
2010 Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 Lead | flash 22nd Oct 2010

I was a lot more scared than on both End of the Affair and Gaia. I'd say it's definitely worth E8. Placing the pegs for the first time on lead wasn't ideal. I placed them slightly to the left of where they should have been. I didn't trust them at all.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/10/ryan_pasquill_flashes_knockin_on_heavens_door-58563

Slab and Crack E8 Lead | flash 13th Nov 2010
2011 Cypher 8B Boulder | worked 10th Feb 2011

Dan Varian:

Ryan crushed it in an amazing display of multi talented finger strength, boning the initial pocket to kingdom come and fully booting round to snag the hold as a mono! [2]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg301697.html#msg301697

[2] http://beastmakerblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/sporadically-slippystones.html

Mecca Extension 8c Lead | worked May 2011
Kaa'bah 8c+ Lead | worked 10th Jun 2011
2012
2013 Jungle Speed 9a Lead | worked 2013
Stevolution 9a Lead | worked Nov 2013
My Kai E8 Lead | flash 7th Dec 2013
2014 Mutation 9a+ Lead | did not finish 2014

Ryan has tried the route extensively over the course of a few years.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVz-nKpoCuB/

Sleepy Hollow E10 Lead | worked 19th Jan 2014
Second ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywv1fLkCfYc

Diamond Dogs 8c+ Lead | worked 26th Aug 2014
Second ascent.
2015 Divided Years E9 Lead | ground up Jun 2015
2016
2017 The Big Issue E9 Lead | ground up 2017
2018 Rainshadow 9a Lead | worked 2nd May 2018

It was my 6th week of trying this year and 12th session. The Redpoint for me was pretty all out as usual. The crux is pretty close to the limit of my power, so doing it after climbing Raindogs requires a bit of mental tenacity. I guess you could say this is one of my strengths, as I'm almost as weak as Steve (McClure).

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BiRF6ofDgBi/

Speed Intégrale 9a Lead | worked Oct 2018
2019 Bain de Sang 9a Lead | worked Apr 2019
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Mutation 9a+ Lead | did not finish 2014

Ryan has tried the route extensively over the course of a few years.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CVz-nKpoCuB/

Jungle Speed 9a Lead | worked 2013
Stevolution 9a Lead | worked Nov 2013
Rainshadow 9a Lead | worked 2nd May 2018

It was my 6th week of trying this year and 12th session. The Redpoint for me was pretty all out as usual. The crux is pretty close to the limit of my power, so doing it after climbing Raindogs requires a bit of mental tenacity. I guess you could say this is one of my strengths, as I'm almost as weak as Steve (McClure).

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/BiRF6ofDgBi/

Speed Intégrale 9a Lead | worked Oct 2018
Bain de Sang 9a Lead | worked Apr 2019
Evolution 8c+ Lead | worked 29th Nov 2009
Kaa'bah 8c+ Lead | worked 10th Jun 2011
Diamond Dogs 8c+ Lead | worked 26th Aug 2014
Second ascent.
Mecca Extension 8c Lead | worked May 2011
The Medium 8a Lead | onsight 2009

The same day as onsighting Windows of Perception.

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Shallow Groove 8B Boulder | worked 2000s
Second ascent.

Dan Varian:

I think one of the most naturally strong (and in the tall camp) climbers i've ever met is Ryan Pasquill and i'd say his ascent of shallow groove is the most undervalued ascent in uk bouldering. That is a problem that has repelled all comers, including myself (i've done the moves but i personally find them harder than those on Monk Life for example). [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,30355.msg594354.html#msg594354

Spectre 8B Boulder | worked 2005
Cypher 8B Boulder | worked 10th Feb 2011

Dan Varian:

Ryan crushed it in an amazing display of multi talented finger strength, boning the initial pocket to kingdom come and fully booting round to snag the hold as a mono! [2]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg301697.html#msg301697

[2] http://beastmakerblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/sporadically-slippystones.html

The Ace 8B Boulder | worked
Pinch 2 8A+ Boulder | worked
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Sleepy Hollow E10 Lead | worked 19th Jan 2014
Second ascent.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywv1fLkCfYc

Gerty Berwick E9 Lead | worked 10th Jan 2009
Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 Lead | flash 22nd Oct 2010 E8

I was a lot more scared than on both End of the Affair and Gaia. I'd say it's definitely worth E8. Placing the pegs for the first time on lead wasn't ideal. I placed them slightly to the left of where they should have been. I didn't trust them at all.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/10/ryan_pasquill_flashes_knockin_on_heavens_door-58563

Divided Years E9 Lead | ground up Jun 2015
The Big Issue E9 Lead | ground up 2017
Countdown to Disaster E8 Lead | flash 15th Jun 2002

References

[1] On The Edge 119, page 10

End of the Affair E8 Lead | flash 4th Mar 2006
Gaia E8 Lead | flash 2009
Slab and Crack E8 Lead | flash 13th Nov 2010
My Kai E8 Lead | flash 7th Dec 2013
Cool Moon E7 Lead | flash 2002

Ryan watched Adam Lincoln headpoint the line before going for the flash.

References

[1] On The Edge 122, page 14.

Windows of Perception E6 Lead | flash 2009

The same day as onsighting The Medium.

References

[1] Llanberis Slate. United Kingdom: Ground Up, 2011.

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Pedigree Chum 8c+ Boulder | worked
Loskot and Two Smoking Barrels 8a+ Deep Water Solo | flash