James Pearson

Interview with Tom Randall

Media

James Pearson
Added at 16:01 on 13 January 2021
The Walk of Life (E9, FA)
Added at 22:12 on 27 December 2020
Gerty Berwick (E9)
Added at 22:12 on 27 December 2020
Dusk Till Dawn (E8)
Added at 10:01 on 09 January 2021
Point Blank (E8)
Added at 10:01 on 09 January 2021
Airdrawn Dagger (E8)
Added at 10:01 on 09 January 2021
The Groove (E9, FA)
Added at 10:01 on 14 January 2021
The Zone (E9)
Added at 10:01 on 18 January 2021
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (E9)
Added at 10:01 on 18 January 2021
Equilibrium (E10)
Added at 10:01 on 18 January 2021
Is Not Always Pasqua? (E9)
Added at 10:01 on 19 January 2021
Keen Roof (8B, FA)
Added at 13:01 on 24 January 2021
Equilibrium (E10)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
Harder Faster (E9)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Rhapsody (E11)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Condé de Choc (9a)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Le Voyage (E10, FA)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Le blond, la brute et le manouche (8c+, FA)
Added at 15:02 on 22 February 2021
Equilibrium (E10)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
The Zone (E9)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
The Zone (E9)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
The Power of the Dark Side (E7, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
The Promise (E8, FA)
Added at 22:02 on 22 February 2021
Return of the Jedi (E8, FA)
Added at 06:07 on 05 July 2021

Ascents

43 recorded ascents.

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Escalatamàsters 9a (Lead) 15 Mar 2012

James' first of the grade.

Condé de Choc 9a (Lead) 29 Jul 2020

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDOywd4FyEY/

https://www.lasportiva.com/en/blog/post/james-pearson-talks-about-conde-de-choc-his-second-9a

Le blond, la brute et le manouche 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/33029521

Reverrence 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2014 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/02/8c+_action_in_turkey_for_james_pearson-67836

Quello Che Non c’è 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)
Lover 2.1 8c+ (Lead) 15 Mar 2011
Excalibur 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)
Hydrophobie 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2013 (approx)
Deverse Royale 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2014 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/02/8c+_action_in_turkey_for_james_pearson-67836

La Ligne Claire 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Les Mollahs du Mur 8c+ (Lead) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Mind Control 8c (Lead) 01 Mar 2012 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Ba-Boom 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Master and Cifuentes 8B+ (Boulder) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Keen Roof 8B (Boulder) 05 Sep 2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mFHAXYze_A

Le Corridor Direct assis 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)
Mr Tom 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
I Shot Sarkonasy SDS 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Queen of Heart 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2020 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Rhapsody E11 (Lead) 24 Sep 2014

https://www.instagram.com/p/tU-_hozN1v/

Tribe E11 (Lead) 01 Oct 2020 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2020/10/second_ascent_of_tribe_-worlds_hardest_trad_route-_by_james_pearson-72593

Power Ranger E10 (Lead) 01 Jan 2017 (approx)
Le Voyage E10 (Lead) 01 Jan 2017 (approx)

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

Equilibrium E10 (Lead) 07 Mar 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2bdROeVsH4?t=458

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2005/03/equilibrium_gets_its_third_ascent-16083

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840160406203

The Groove E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2008 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIm8saj4Cr8

The Walk of Life E9 (Lead) 29 Sep 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxIhHb8TePA

Bonanno Pisano E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2015 (approx)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2003 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2bdROeVsH4?t=283

The Zone E9 (Lead) 09 Nov 2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2bdROeVsH4?t=20

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143839727072913

Gerty Berwick E9 (Lead) 15 Feb 2009 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/02/gerty_berwick_repeated_by_james_pearson-46075

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6ifxbMxU0k

Muy Caliente! E9 (Lead Ground up) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

Second go. James came very close to flashing the route, dropping the easier moves after the crux.

Is Not Always Pasqua? E9 (Lead Ground up) 01 Dec 2013 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/12/italian_e9_ground-up_for_pearson-68605

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfBWM6LxP3M

Something's Burning E9 (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

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/09/james_pearson_flashes_pembroke_e9-69151

Harder Faster E9 (Lead) 24 Dec 2020

Fourth ascent.

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJVkwj-FiUr/

The Promise E8 (Lead) 01 Mar 2007 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840467072839

Return of the Jedi E8 (Lead) 24 Dec 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hta8V7tPHU

End of the Affair E8 (Lead Onsight) 28 Nov 2008

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg175969.html#msg175969

Dusk Till Dawn E8 (Lead Flash) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KABdGxanQLc?t=45

Airdrawn Dagger E8 (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KABdGxanQLc?t=105

Point Blank E8 (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 2011 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KABdGxanQLc?t=65

Daddy Cool E8 (Lead Flash) 01 Apr 2011 (approx)

https://jamespearsonclimbing.blogspot.com/2011/04/daddy-cool-e8-flash.html

Elder Statesman E8 (Lead)
The Power of the Dark Side E7 (Lead) 27 Dec 2004

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840107072875

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date