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Lake district climbing above the lakes, wild visuals, huge effort
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
Accomplished all-round climber Neil Gresham seems to be the fine wine of UK climbing; at 50 he realises his hardest traditional project Lexicon. The steep and blank headwall of Pavey Ark’s East Gully in the Lake District has a smattering of tiny holds and notably no protection. A successful ascent would rank it as one of the most significant.
Such a stunning line has not gone unnoticed from the UK’s other trad masters as entertaining cameos from Dave MacLeod and Steve McClure bring additional depth and credibility. We also witness one of the biggest lead falls ever captured, scary stuff!
The hardest moves wait at the very top of the line: dropping these low percentage moves means a potential 80ft fall into the lower vertical section. Strap in for the ride in a film that packs a classic cocktail of big lobs, hard climbing and the moment of truth as Neil completes ‘the climb of his life’.