2 December 2023

Jesse Grupper flashes Pure Imagination (8c+)

Jesse Grupper, who six weeks ago secured an Olympic ticket, reports on Instagram that he has flashed Pure Imagination (8c+) in Red River Gorge (KY). The beta he got from Alex Megos and the night before they had watched a video. (c) Eric Hörst

"The sun was moving fast, there was a queue on the route, and it was now or never. I convinced myself that it would be okay if it didn’t go, while reminding myself of all the reasons I was ready. Getting through the initial crux, I felt a sense of relief. I wasn’t crazy for having this dream - regardless of what happened next."
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