/ NEWS: Katy Whittaker - Braille Trail - E7 6c

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Katy Whittaker has climbed Braille Trail (E7 6c) at Burbage.

"...Katy practised the route on top-rope, before going for the lead protected by a door handle, what looks like a nail and a micro cam...."

Read More (with photos) http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/
Oli - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Good effort.

I think I'm right in saying that the first bit of gear is a shop fitting from Outside that one of the Cosseys created/modified/acquired when he/they did it.
Gareth H - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Blimey good effort, presume this is the first female ascent? seems to be plenty going on grit wise at present. Good effort

Gareth
telemarker - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Its going off in the shire just now. Another cracking effort.
john howard 1 - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Great effort!
Hardonicus - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Nice work. Is it a hand placed door handle?
McBirdy - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Katy, honestly, he said "make sure you handle the early section then nail the traverse". There's no need to take things so literally...

Ben
Dan Lane - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Good Job!!!

Dan
koopa - on 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: great effort, whats next Katy?
simonwhittle on 03 Feb 2009 - lgb-static-208.57.71.182.mpowercom.net
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:
Good stuff!! Well done!

Do you think anyone is ever going to on-sight this? No sure about you but my standard rack doesn't have any nails or door handles on it ;-)
Al Evans on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Well done to Katy.
French Erick - on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:
What's the story behind this original hardware use? The handle looks resined in on the photo...?

Very peculiar.

Anyways, she sure did well that lass. Couldn't even top rope such thin and tenuous looking 6c moves... let alone tried to lead them with a handle and a nail to keep me in.
Andy Moles - on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?
PeakDJ on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to AMo:
> (In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC)
>
> Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?#

Finger tape wrapped around the pro to help it fit in the break better???

SGD - on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Tanfastic!!!! way to go.
nmwr - on 03 Feb 2009
Watched the ascent from the valley boulders, even from a couple of hundred yards away it looked impressive (and Katy made it look easy!). Good effort
Richard Bradley - on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Well done. Looks a cracking route.
cheque on 03 Feb 2009
I had a brilliant view of this, from below Roof Route. You'd never have guessed that the protection was so esoteric from her cool-headed lead. Inspirational!
Enty - on 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Better get on it quick. Looks like those bloody Ravens are back in The Peak.

The Ent
adamki - on 04 Feb 2009
being a dawes route, wouldnt be surprised if the door handle was in-situ.
paul mitchell - on 04 Feb 2009
In reply to adamki: Does this 'open the door' to loads more female ascents?

Mitch
mat098 on 04 Feb 2009
In reply to paul mitchell: Heres your coat.
Bulls Crack - on 04 Feb 2009
In reply to paul mitchell:
> (In reply to adamki) Does this 'open the door' to loads more female ascents?
>
> Mitch

So long as they latch the holds.
Gareth H - on 04 Feb 2009
In reply to Bulls Crack: a good effort nailing a route like that, looks like she can handle her hard grit and she had obviously sorted the key protection in the route,

Better be off!
mat098 on 04 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Great piece of climbing too, the Whittakers are on form.
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MorganPreece - on 05 Feb 2009
In reply to paul mitchell: The Braille Trail looks like a really balance route, must be hard not to 'Barn Door'. sorry that one was bad!! :(

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