Jim Pope

Peak district based climber's climber.

Author of the seminal Big Balls and Ground Falls.

http://www.niallgrimes.com/jam-crack-climbing-podcast/2019/12/2/jcpc-074-jim-pope


Media

Jim Pope
Added at 16:01 on 13 January 2021
Kaa'bah (8c+)
Added at 12:12 on 22 December 2020
Eye of Odin (8c+)
Added at 13:12 on 22 December 2020
The Brute (8b)
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Added at 08:03 on 19 March 2021
The Boss (8B+)
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Added at 06:04 on 15 April 2021
Simbas Pride (E8)
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Added at 18:03 on 28 March 2021
The Boss (8B+)
Added at 16:07 on 02 July 2021
Accelerator (8b+)
Added at 18:07 on 04 July 2021

Ascents

19 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 FA Ascent Date
2012 Hot Fun Closing 8a (Lead) 22 Sep 2012
2013
2014 Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis 8b+ (Lead) 26 Oct 2014
2015
2016 Kalea Borroka 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 16 Oct 2016

4th RP!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yhfe3tOJ38

2017
2018 Mr. Hyde 8c+ (Lead) 27 May 2018
Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead) 08 Aug 2018

6th go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56H0i0wATWQ

Meshuga E9 (Lead) 01 Oct 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/10/meshuga_e9_6c_by_jim_pope-71756

2019 The Brute 8b (Lead Onsight) 01 Sep 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B14czh3DgPR/

Simbas Pride E8 (Lead) 16 Sep 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2gxSg4DtiV/

2020 Accelerator 8b+ (Lead) 10 Jul 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-QULAqOdJI

End Game 8B (Boulder) 03 Oct 2020
Nah'han E8 (Lead Flash) 15 Oct 2020
2021 Bloodhound 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156943872@N06/51115242638/

The Boss 8B+ (Boulder) 14 Apr 2021

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

https://youtu.be/nrfaAPsNo7g?t=22

Une Jeune Fille Quatre Vingt Dix Ans E8 (Lead Flash) 15 Apr 2021
Transform 8c (Lead) 05 May 2021
Prisoners of the Sun E10 (Lead) 23 Sep 2021

Second ascent.

I had a short recce on top-rope while Ben got reacquainted with [Surreal Appeal] – so probably around 45 minutes including the warm-up - after the drive over from Sheffield. I then belayed Ben on his send and then I went straight after him. [1]

On the grade:

It's always hard to put a grade on something, and especially trad where the grade is even more subjective given you have to take into account how dangerous it felt for you. Personally, when comparing it to other routes I’ve done, I felt like I’d had an E8 6c experience. [1]

[1] https://www.climber.co.uk/news/pope-gets-second-ascent-of-prisoners-of-the-sun/

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 16 Oct 2016

4th RP!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yhfe3tOJ38

Mr. Hyde 8c+ (Lead) 27 May 2018
Eye of Odin 8c+ (Lead) 08 Aug 2018

6th go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56H0i0wATWQ

Transform 8c (Lead) 05 May 2021
Mecca - The Mid-life Crisis 8b+ (Lead) 26 Oct 2014
Kalea Borroka 8b+ (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 2016 (approx)
Accelerator 8b+ (Lead) 10 Jul 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-QULAqOdJI

The Brute 8b (Lead Onsight) 01 Sep 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B14czh3DgPR/

Hot Fun Closing 8a (Lead) 22 Sep 2012
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
The Boss 8B+ (Boulder) 14 Apr 2021

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

https://youtu.be/nrfaAPsNo7g?t=22

Bloodhound 8B (Boulder) 01 Jan 2021 (approx)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156943872@N06/51115242638/

End Game 8B (Boulder) 03 Oct 2020
The last Dance 8B (Boulder)
Antidiluvian 8B (Boulder)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Prisoners of the Sun E10 (Lead) 23 Sep 2021

Second ascent.

I had a short recce on top-rope while Ben got reacquainted with [Surreal Appeal] – so probably around 45 minutes including the warm-up - after the drive over from Sheffield. I then belayed Ben on his send and then I went straight after him. [1]

On the grade:

It's always hard to put a grade on something, and especially trad where the grade is even more subjective given you have to take into account how dangerous it felt for you. Personally, when comparing it to other routes I’ve done, I felt like I’d had an E8 6c experience. [1]

[1] https://www.climber.co.uk/news/pope-gets-second-ascent-of-prisoners-of-the-sun/

Meshuga E9 (Lead) 01 Oct 2018 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2018/10/meshuga_e9_6c_by_jim_pope-71756

Simbas Pride E8 (Lead) 16 Sep 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2gxSg4DtiV/

Nah'han E8 (Lead Flash) 15 Oct 2020
Une Jeune Fille Quatre Vingt Dix Ans E8 (Lead Flash) 15 Apr 2021
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date