/ NEWS: VIDEO: Pete Whittaker - UK's Ugliest Climber
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We have a load here too Toby. When the Editor has finished making my lunch I'll ask him politely to rummage through the stack of mags we have on the shelf behind us.
top shelf ?
Good form that man.
>"tackles a severely overhanging shale off-width and groove"
Sometimes I think I lack an adventurous streak, other times I conclude I'm just sane. I'm impressed be such exploits but feel compelled to hold back from congratulation there author for fear of encouraging them towards further such madness!
Bold ascent dude...
I hope he logged it online - jens larssen would love that - "the silly brits -it is only the 7b+ and zey make der news video!"
Having studied the footage intensely I'm surprised this is news....there are hundreds of routes like that; we give them the collective title "Scottish Diffs".
He also loses an E point by it not being actually raining.
Nice one Pete.
I should add that I added 4 new pegs to this route in the upper section, to replace some of those that I and Jack had pulled out. They make the top section that little bit more realistic and a bit closer to the route that George did when he climbed it.
Black Bay next.....???
Great ascent though, quality!
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