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James Pearson Repeats The Quarryman (E8) in the North Wales Slate Quarries

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In this short film James Pearson tackles The Quarryman (E8 [5.14- R]) in the slate quarries of North Wales. This four-pitch mixed trad and sport line was
originally put up by the infamous Johnny Dawes (also featured in the film) in 1986 and has seen very few repeats since. The crux pitch is a smooth-as-glass
flared chimney, which, according to Jack Geldard of UKClimbing, is jokingly given the grade 5.13b (it appears that the sardonic British sense of humour
is at its peak when sandbagging on routes).