Steve Dunning

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Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8
Notable Partnerships
Dalvinder Sodhi

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B+
Hardest Sport (Worked): 9a
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8
Notable Partnerships
Dalvinder Sodhi
Contributors: remus

Lists


Pics + Vids

Indian Summer (8b+, FA)
Added at 17:12 on 14 December 2023
Hooligan (8c+, FA)
Added at 11:12 on 24 December 2023
Super Furry Animal (8B, FA)
Added at 20:02 on 23 February 2024
Elder Statesman (E8)
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021

Ascents

16 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
2001 Second Coming 8B Boulder | worked 2001
First ascent.
Super Furry Animal 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2001
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge, Issue 112 page 11

2002 Hooligan 8c+ Lead | worked 23rd May 2002
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge 119, page 11.

Indian Summer 8b+ Lead | worked 25th Aug 2002
First ascent.
Cypher 8B Boulder | worked Between 1st Oct 2002 and 1st Feb 2003
Second ascent.

Winter 2002/3.

2003 Ullola 8B Boulder | worked 2003
First ascent.
High Fidelity 8B Boulder | worked Apr 2003
First ascent. 8 sessions.
Hubble 9a Lead | worked Jul 2003
Fourth ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge Issue 131, page 71

2004 Elder Statesman E8 Lead | worked 2004
Second ascent.

I watched Steve Dunning do the second ascent. Connies were impressively miserable, windy and showery, I was having difficulty removing hands from pockets to attempt something 17 grades easier. He cheated his way up Elder Crack though, face-climbing around it and never once getting in and grovelling in the approved sequence. [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg396121.html#msg396121

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TPtpRlgzQ

Rhythm 8A+ Boulder | worked 2004
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge Issue 140 August/September 2004, Page 70

2005
2006 Tonto 8c+ Lead | worked 28th Jun 2006
First ascent.
Accelerator 8b+ Lead | worked Jul 2006
First ascent.
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 Cry Freedom 8c Lead | worked Jun 2015
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Hubble 9a Lead | worked Jul 2003
Fourth ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge Issue 131, page 71

Hooligan 8c+ Lead | worked 23rd May 2002 8c
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge 119, page 11.

Tonto 8c+ Lead | worked 28th Jun 2006
First ascent.
Cry Freedom 8c Lead | worked Jun 2015
Indian Summer 8b+ Lead | worked 25th Aug 2002
First ascent.
Accelerator 8b+ Lead | worked Jul 2006
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dreamtime (pre break) 8B+ Boulder | worked
Second Coming 8B Boulder | worked 2001
First ascent.
Super Furry Animal 8B Boulder | worked Sep 2001 8A+/8B
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge, Issue 112 page 11

Ullola 8B Boulder | worked 2003
First ascent.
High Fidelity 8B Boulder | worked Apr 2003
First ascent. 8 sessions.
Cypher 8B Boulder | worked Between 1st Oct 2002 and 1st Feb 2003
Second ascent.

Winter 2002/3.

Rhythm 8A+ Boulder | worked 2004 8B+
First ascent.

References

[1] On The Edge Issue 140 August/September 2004, Page 70

Special Cases 8A+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Ben's Groove SDS 7C+ Boulder | worked
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Elder Statesman E8 Lead | worked 2004
Second ascent.

I watched Steve Dunning do the second ascent. Connies were impressively miserable, windy and showery, I was having difficulty removing hands from pockets to attempt something 17 grades easier. He cheated his way up Elder Crack though, face-climbing around it and never once getting in and grovelling in the approved sequence. [1]

References

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg396121.html#msg396121

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TPtpRlgzQ

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade