Neil Gresham


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
Notable Partnerships
Rachel Farmer
Tim Emmett
Social Media

Neil Gresham is a British climber who is notable for his had trad ascents, including early repeats of notable test pieces such as Johnny Dawes' Indian Face E9 and Neil Bentley's Equilibrium E10 as well as making his own contributions to hard trad in the uk with routes such as Lexicon E11 and Final Score E10.

As well as his trad climbing Neil was an early adopter of deep water soloing in the UK, establishing some of the harder DWS lines in the UK such as

References

[1] Interview with Dave MacLeod 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wgXc_blao

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
Notable Partnerships
Rachel Farmer
Tim Emmett
Social Media

Neil Gresham is a British climber who is notable for his had trad ascents, including early repeats of notable test pieces such as Johnny Dawes' Indian Face E9 and Neil Bentley's Equilibrium E10 as well as making his own contributions to hard trad in the uk with routes such as Lexicon E11 and Final Score E10.

As well as his trad climbing Neil was an early adopter of deep water soloing in the UK, establishing some of the harder DWS lines in the UK such as

References

[1] Interview with Dave MacLeod 2018, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2wgXc_blao

Contributors: remus

Lists


Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Added at 21:08 on 24 August 2023
The Flying Dutchman (E7, FA)
Added at 18:09 on 18 September 2023
San Simian (E8, FA)
Added at 18:09 on 18 September 2023
Cutlass (8a, FA)
Added at 18:09 on 18 September 2023
Meshuga (E9)
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Added at 11:02 on 23 February 2023
Olympiad (8b, FA)
Added at 21:05 on 24 May 2021
Premonition (8b+, FA)
Added at 13:09 on 28 September 2021

Ascents

19 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
1994 Indian Face E9 Lead | worked 1994
Third ascent.

Just days after Nick Dixon made the second ascent.

1995
1996
1997 Gribin Wall Climb E9 Lead | worked Between 24th May 1997 and 1st Sep 2016
Second ascent.
1998 Groove Rider E7 Lead | worked 31st Aug 1998
1999
2000 Meshuga E9 Lead | worked 2000
Second ascent.

Prior to making the second ascent Neil took a nasty ground fall and banged his head resulting in severe vertigo.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Co_4j5SNocT/

2001
2002 Equilibrium E10 Lead | worked 12th Dec 2002
Second ascent.
2003
2004 San Simian E8 Lead | worked May 2004
First ascent.
The Wizard 8a Deep Water Solo | worked 21st Jun 2004
First ascent.
2005
2006 The Flying Dutchman E7 Deep Water Solo | worked 2006
2007 San Simian E8 Deep Water Solo | repeat 2007
First ascent.

First DWS ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6o6QnoO6ZA

Cutlass 8a Deep Water Solo | ground up 2007
2008 Fearless E9 Lead | worked 15th Jun 2008
First ascent.
2009
2010 Excalibur 8a Deep Water Solo | worked 14th Aug 2010
First ascent.
2011 Hydrotherapy 8a+ Deep Water Solo | worked Aug 2011
2012 Olympiad 8b Deep Water Solo | worked 27th Jul 2012
2013
2014
2015 Premonition 8b+ Lead | worked 2015
Freakshow 8c Lead | worked Aug 2015
First ascent.
2016 Sabotage 8c+ Lead | worked Oct 2016
First ascent.
2017
2018
2019
2020 Final Score E10 Lead | worked Sep 2020
2021 Lexicon E11 Lead | worked 4th Sep 2021
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Sabotage 8c+ Lead | worked Oct 2016
First ascent.
Freakshow 8c Lead | worked Aug 2015 8c
First ascent.
Premonition 8b+ Lead | worked 2015
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Lexicon E11 Lead | worked 4th Sep 2021
Final Score E10 Lead | worked Sep 2020
Equilibrium E10 Lead | worked 12th Dec 2002
Second ascent.
Fearless E9 Lead | worked 15th Jun 2008 E9
First ascent.
Indian Face E9 Lead | worked 1994
Third ascent.

Just days after Nick Dixon made the second ascent.

Gribin Wall Climb E9 Lead | worked Between 24th May 1997 and 1st Sep 2016
Second ascent.
Meshuga E9 Lead | worked 2000
Second ascent.

Prior to making the second ascent Neil took a nasty ground fall and banged his head resulting in severe vertigo.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Co_4j5SNocT/

San Simian E8 Lead | worked May 2004
First ascent.
San Simian E8 Deep Water Solo | repeat 2007
First ascent.

First DWS ascent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6o6QnoO6ZA

Groove Rider E7 Lead | worked 31st Aug 1998
The Flying Dutchman E7 Deep Water Solo | worked 2006
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Olympiad 8b Deep Water Solo | worked 27th Jul 2012 8b
Hydrotherapy 8a+ Deep Water Solo | worked Aug 2011
The Wizard 8a Deep Water Solo | worked 21st Jun 2004
First ascent.
Cutlass 8a Deep Water Solo | ground up 2007
Excalibur 8a Deep Water Solo | worked 14th Aug 2010
First ascent.