/ NEWS: Randall and Whittaker - VS - Brown and Whillans
In a single day, the pair climbed all of the routes listed in the BMC Staffordshire Guidebook that were first climbed by the famous duo of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.
"Ramshaw crack in the soaking wet was not exactly easy!"
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48146
Well done to the boys. Turner and Shaz only completed about 65%? of the routes before keeling over.
The next generation of challenge awaits: all the Allen-Bancroft routes of Staffordshire (including Churnet) in a day.
Nice one guys! Top effort, such a tough challenge, 'The Nose' of Staffordshire! Hoey and co managed 27 in a day, but slipped on the exit of Crack of Gloom, and Grimer and party, who made the first attempt got to the same point as Shaz and I. Desperate!
Look at that picture of Sloth, looks a staircase doesn't it? No more beta needed.
At least they look tired at the top ... !
good effort guys!
"Two, there are... " Damn straight Randall you've got loads to learn.
In reply to Jon Read:
How enticing. Someone should put them all in one place.
i should perhaps stress the A-B routes are only from the 70s period; wouldn't be fair to include Allen's 80s additions too. It would mean having to get up Magic Roundabout Ultra Direct...!
not keen for the nadin challenge tho...
Cheers guys - was a good day out.
Andi and Mark - yeah thanks for the cleaning! I think Graham had cleaned some routes up on previous attempts as well, although lightning crack still felt tricky!
Andi - just the Baker's Dozen race to go then............???!!
Good effort to both of you.... great to see these challenges being raised and then ticked in good style.
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