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Neil Gresham Climbing

 

 Abseiling in to make the first ascent of Olympiad 8b, Pembroke, UK in 2012.   Photo: Copyright Lukasz Warzecha

Abseiling in to make the first ascent of Olympiad 8b, Pembroke, UK in 2012. 

Photo: Copyright Lukasz Warzecha

Profile and press

Described in 2002 by Climber magazine as 'one of Britain's leading all-rounders', Neil Gresham has been at the cutting edge of the British scene for over two decades and has put up new routes all over the world in a wide range of styles.

 Freakshow 8c, Kilnsey, UK. First ascent in 2015.  Photo: Copyright Lukasz Warzecha

Freakshow 8c, Kilnsey, UK. First ascent in 2015.

Photo: Copyright Lukasz Warzecha

Selected Ascents list

See this section for an edited list of Neil's first ascents and significant repeats from around the world in disciplines ranging from sport to trad, ice and DWS.

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 First Ascent of Mr. Freeze WI 6 in Iceland in 2007..  Photo: Copyright Alastair Lee

First Ascent of Mr. Freeze WI 6 in Iceland in 2007..

Photo: Copyright Alastair Lee

First Ascents from around the globe

Travel the climbing globe with Neil and get inspired. This section contains more information and the backstory behind many of his favourite first ascents in destinations ranging from Cuba to Kalymnos, Mongolia, Vietnam, Brazil, China, Iceland and Norway..

 Equilibrium E10 7a, Burbage, UK. Second ascent in 2002.  Photo: Mike Robertson

Equilibrium E10 7a, Burbage, UK. Second ascent in 2002.

Photo: Mike Robertson

Selected Repeats

This section contains details and photos of Neil's best repeat ascents, including some of the UK's most notorious trad routes and also his epic repeat of the mythical 'Welsh Triple Crown / King of the Pass' Challenge in 2013. 

 Making the top 10 at the DWS competition at the Quay in Exeter, UK in 2016.   Photo: Copyright Quay Climbing Centre

Making the top 10 at the DWS competition at the Quay in Exeter, UK in 2016. 

Photo: Copyright Quay Climbing Centre

Competitions

'For me, competitions have always been about fun, primarily because I've never been any good at them, and I've always gravitated towards unusual events such as the Ice World Cup and the DWS comps in the UK.'

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 The Abyss Pembroke 7b S3. Second ascent in 2014.  Photo: Wojtek Kozakeiwicz / LW Images

The Abyss Pembroke 7b S3. Second ascent in 2014.

Photo: Wojtek Kozakeiwicz / LW Images

Blog and Gallery

See this section for tales and photos of Neil's latest exploits.