Julian Lines


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E6

References

[1] Stone Free (Film, 2015) by Alistair Lee

[2] Lines, Jules. Tears of the Dawn. United Kingdom: Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 2020.

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E6

References

[1] Stone Free (Film, 2015) by Alistair Lee

[2] Lines, Jules. Tears of the Dawn. United Kingdom: Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 2020.

Contributors: remus

Lists


Pics + Vids

Realm of the Senses (E7)
Added at 07:05 on 09 May 2024
Shere Khan (7c)
Added at 20:02 on 25 February 2024
Hold Fast, Hold True (E10, FA)
Added at 22:01 on 03 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 Ascent Date
1992 Friends Will be Friends E6 Lead | worked 1992
First ascent.
Obsession Fatale E8 Solo | worked 22nd Jun 1992
First ascent.

Jules fell off the route before making the first ascent but, miraculously, walked away unharmed.

1993
1994 Doug E8 Solo | worked Between 13th Feb 1994 and 1st Jan 1998
Third ascent.
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001 Shere Khan 7c Deep Water Solo Jun 2001

First dws ascent.

2002
2003 Icon of Lust E8 Lead | worked Jun 2003
First ascent.

I hadn't a piece of gear below me for 100ft. worthy of holding a dead pheasant, so I switch off and rush at the final 6a slab in the drizzle without care. I heave onto the belay and sit on my throne, regal, my mind lost in a world of chaos and aspirations - the Icon of Lust set in stone forever. [1]

References

[1] SMCJ Number 197 - Vol 39 - 2006

2004 Flawless E8 Lead | worked 22nd Aug 2004
First ascent.
2005 The Shield 7b+ Deep Water Solo 30th May 2005
First ascent. With Mike Robertson.
Diuru E3 Solo | onsight Jul 2005
First ascent.

It started raining during the first ascent, pushing Julian much closer to the edge than he would have liked.

References

[1] Stone Free

[2] SMCJ Number 198 - Vol 39 - 2007

2006 Remontado E6 Solo | onsight 30th Jul 2006
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 198 - Vol 39 - 2007

[2] Stone Free

2007
2008
2009
2010 Demerara E6 Solo | worked 24th Apr 2010
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 202 – Vol 41 - 2011

2011 Jacala 7c+ Deep Water Solo 19th May 2011
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 202 – Vol 41 - 2011

2012
2013 Hold Fast, Hold True E10 Solo | worked Jun 2013
First ascent.

Prior to making the first ascent Jules took a very spicy fall, fortunately he walked away unscathed.

It's a world class solo for sure. Grade wise I thought it to be around 8a/8a+ with the direct finish though do not do an awful lot of sport climbing, the top section is a grade easier than the lower section but obviously way higher and so puts at least half an E-grade on top of the lower E9 section. I'm really pleased to have finally done it, for me to climb it everything had to come together as I'm not as strong as Macleod or Birkett who can power their way out of trouble.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWK1fkBqB1Q

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/06/julian_lines_climbs_hold_fast_hold_true_-_e910-68145

Akela 8a Deep Water Solo 4th Dec 2013
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 205 – Vol 43 - 2014

2014
2015 Vat Burner E8 Solo | worked Before 1st Jan 2015
First ascent.

References

[1] Stone Free

2016 Magrathea E9 Lead | worked 5th Aug 2016
First ascent. Belayed by Steve Perry.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 208 – Vol 45 - 2017

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Hold Fast, Hold True E10 Solo | worked Jun 2013
First ascent.

Prior to making the first ascent Jules took a very spicy fall, fortunately he walked away unscathed.

It's a world class solo for sure. Grade wise I thought it to be around 8a/8a+ with the direct finish though do not do an awful lot of sport climbing, the top section is a grade easier than the lower section but obviously way higher and so puts at least half an E-grade on top of the lower E9 section. I'm really pleased to have finally done it, for me to climb it everything had to come together as I'm not as strong as Macleod or Birkett who can power their way out of trouble.

References

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWK1fkBqB1Q

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2013/06/julian_lines_climbs_hold_fast_hold_true_-_e910-68145

Magrathea E9 Lead | worked 5th Aug 2016
First ascent. Belayed by Steve Perry.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 208 – Vol 45 - 2017

Obsession Fatale E8 Solo | worked 22nd Jun 1992
First ascent.

Jules fell off the route before making the first ascent but, miraculously, walked away unharmed.

Icon of Lust E8 Lead | worked Jun 2003
First ascent.

I hadn't a piece of gear below me for 100ft. worthy of holding a dead pheasant, so I switch off and rush at the final 6a slab in the drizzle without care. I heave onto the belay and sit on my throne, regal, my mind lost in a world of chaos and aspirations - the Icon of Lust set in stone forever. [1]

References

[1] SMCJ Number 197 - Vol 39 - 2006

Flawless E8 Lead | worked 22nd Aug 2004
First ascent.
Vat Burner E8 Solo | worked Before 1st Jan 2015
First ascent.

References

[1] Stone Free

Doug E8 Solo | worked Between 13th Feb 1994 and 1st Jan 1998
Third ascent.
Realm of the Senses E7 Lead
Friends Will be Friends E6 Lead | worked 1992
First ascent.
Remontado E6 Solo | onsight 30th Jul 2006
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 198 - Vol 39 - 2007

[2] Stone Free

Demerara E6 Solo | worked 24th Apr 2010
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 202 – Vol 41 - 2011

Diuru E3 Solo | onsight Jul 2005
First ascent.

It started raining during the first ascent, pushing Julian much closer to the edge than he would have liked.

References

[1] Stone Free

[2] SMCJ Number 198 - Vol 39 - 2007

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Akela 8a Deep Water Solo 4th Dec 2013
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 205 – Vol 43 - 2014

Jacala 7c+ Deep Water Solo 19th May 2011
First ascent.

References

[1] SMCJ Number 202 – Vol 41 - 2011

Shere Khan 7c Deep Water Solo Jun 2001

First dws ascent.

The Shield 7b+ Deep Water Solo 30th May 2005
First ascent. With Mike Robertson.