/ NEWS: VIDEO: Pete Whittaker - UK's Ugliest Climber

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UKC News - on 14 Aug 2009
[Pete Whittaker - UK's Ugliest Climber 320, 4 kb]Pete Whittaker has grabbed the second ascent of Ugly at Shale City on the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. The route was first climbed by local legend George Smith and tackles a severely overhanging shale off-width and groove.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48816
In reply to UKC News: Does anyone know when that OTE article referred to came out? I've got most of them on my shelf next to me but don't have time to search through 39 - 143!
peaker on 14 Aug 2009 - 88-110-11-48.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com
In reply to UKC News: Looks quite solid for the Lleyn. Good effort though Pete.
Michael Ryan - on 14 Aug 2009
In reply to TobyA:

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.
lithos on 14 Aug 2009
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

top shelf ?
Henry L Buckle - on 14 Aug 2009
Wow. Must be a day for terrible climbing videos. Here's another that arrived this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5rTJE5v47s
220bpm on 14 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News: Mentalist :-)

Good form that man.
j_duds - on 14 Aug 2009
In reply to 220bpm:
> (In reply to UKC News) Mentalist :-)
>
> Good form that man.

Mentalist - what is this an illusion?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mentalism


JLS on 14 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

>"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...
Tdubs - on 15 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:
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!"
John Lisle - on 15 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

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.






Good effort!

J
In reply to Tdubs: "And it iz protected by zee pegs, like zee sport climbs. My statistics show zat zee Brits are zee worst climberz in the world!"

TomPR - on 15 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

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.....???
LakesWinter on 09 Sep 2009
In reply to Tdubs: oh that jens larssen doens't understand anything, what a muppet.

Great ascent though, quality!

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