The world´s first E12 7a by Pearson!

James Pearson has made another incredible first. The walk of life, given an unprecedented whopping grade of E12 7a (8c), is a dramatic steep slab on the North Devon coast, UK.The most difficult part, mentally as well as physically is the unprotectable 12 meter initial slab on thin holds and smears. After this the route joins an earlier climb, Dyer Straits, first climbed by Ian Vickers at a grade of E8 6b utilising 13 pegs and pre-placed gear for protection. James decided to remove all the pegs and place the gear on lead. All this on somewhat friable rock… Full story on Climb MagazinePhoto: Hot aches productions