Charlie Woodburn


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Hardest Trad (Worked): E9

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c
Hardest Trad (Worked): E9

Pics + Vids

The Walk of Life (E9)
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Added at 12:02 on 10 February 2021
Something's Burning (E9, FA)
Added at 22:01 on 31 January 2021

Ascents

8 recorded ascents.

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Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2000 Harder Faster E9 (Lead) 01 Nov 2000 (approx)

As I flow through the sequence of moves, I am only partially aware of what I am doing. My thoughts are hazy, in a self-induced state of obedience. The body leads and the mind follows, always one step behind, always in a state of humble acknowledgement, registering the present as it flows, unaware of future or past, free from the savage responsibility of thought. Fear and thought are synonymous and consequently the most frightening part of the ascent coincides with the only moment of dominance my mind has: the decision to go. Concentration is of the essence, the act of forcibly stupefying the senses and allowing myself to follow the drift of my own body. As I climb, I feel as though I am leaving myself behind, and by giving myself up to the movement of the rock, by concentrating myself into the subtle tensions the moves require, I am able to escape the obligation to think, and this, more than anything else, brings me a measure of peace. [1]

[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/charlie-woodburn-gritstone-masterpiece-harder-faster-black-rocks.html

2001
2002
2003 The Grey Area E8 (Lead) 15 Dec 2003

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143839783739574

2004 San Simian E8 (Lead) 01 May 2004 (approx)
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010 The Walk of Life E9 (Lead) 25 Nov 2010

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJW8zcNDcAt/

2011 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 28 Jun 2011
2012 Something's Burning E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/45194606

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Bat Route 8c (Lead)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Harder Faster E9 (Lead) 01 Nov 2000 (approx)

As I flow through the sequence of moves, I am only partially aware of what I am doing. My thoughts are hazy, in a self-induced state of obedience. The body leads and the mind follows, always one step behind, always in a state of humble acknowledgement, registering the present as it flows, unaware of future or past, free from the savage responsibility of thought. Fear and thought are synonymous and consequently the most frightening part of the ascent coincides with the only moment of dominance my mind has: the decision to go. Concentration is of the essence, the act of forcibly stupefying the senses and allowing myself to follow the drift of my own body. As I climb, I feel as though I am leaving myself behind, and by giving myself up to the movement of the rock, by concentrating myself into the subtle tensions the moves require, I am able to escape the obligation to think, and this, more than anything else, brings me a measure of peace. [1]

[1] https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/charlie-woodburn-gritstone-masterpiece-harder-faster-black-rocks.html

Something's Burning E9 (Lead) 01 Jan 2012 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/45194606

The Walk of Life E9 (Lead) 25 Nov 2010

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJW8zcNDcAt/

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 28 Jun 2011
Rare Lichen E9 (Lead)
The Grey Area E8 (Lead) 15 Dec 2003

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143839783739574

San Simian E8 (Lead) 01 May 2004 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade