In this new series of Hot Aches podcasts we are bringing a whole series of 'extras' to accompany the new movie Committed, due out next week.
In this first podcast, James Pearson talks to the camera in the twilight after his late evening ascent of what is probably the hardest route on Grit, The Promise, E10 at Burbage North.
"For the last few years I've been trying to find something on grit that's really hard - a really good line - quite a standout feature, rather than some poxy squeezed in eliminaty hard thing, something really outstanding to do.
I'd been racking my brain for ages, so to finally manage to do something like this really cool looking arete it's really good. To try and leave my "mark", if you know what I mean.
Because there's not much stuff left on Grit, which is a shame because the climbing is so nice and the routes are all really good; there's just not much left of great quality. I'm happy I've done it."
You can also read Hot Aches account of that day back in January 2007 here.
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