/ NEWS: Pete Robins Repeats Liquid Ambar (F8c)

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UKC News - on 26 Aug 2009
[Pete Robins at the belay of Liquid Ambar, F8c after his successful redpoint ascent., 3 kb]Llanberis local Pete Robins has repeated the legendary sport route Liquid Ambar (F8c) at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. The route, first climbed by Jerry Moffat has had repeats from only Ben Moon and Rich Simpson, until now.

"It's the hardest thing I've ever done for sure." said Pete.



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=48983
jkarran - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Liquid Amber?
(feel free to delete once corrected :-)
In reply to jkarran:

It is Liquid Ambar

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

perhaps most correctly Liquidambar.

Alan
chris_j_s - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Thats amazing!

I've a bit read about this on Chris Doyles blog over the last few weeks. Pete must be chuffed to have finally got it after all that effort.

I see on the north wales limestone wiki that this got an upgrade to 8c+...
In reply to jkarran: and as detailed in the pic at bottom

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1574
jkarran - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to Alan James - UKC:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=5633 Not on your database it isn't (don't have a guide book to hand)

jk
ClimberEd - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to jkarran:

You should look up the history of the route.

Feel free to delete your post once you have :)
Tris - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News: Nice one Pete!!!
IainAM on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

That's brilliant. Been reading Doylo's blog a bit too.

I really like the photos, so obvious how happy he is to be at the top and a homage shot the same as the old Jerry one too.
Enty - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to Alan James - UKC:
> (In reply to jkarran)
>
> It is Liquid Ambar
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua
>
> perhaps most correctly Liquidambar.
>
> Alan

When did Jerry change the name then - all the publicity way back then was spelt Amber.

Enty
jkarran - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to Enty:

I'm pretty sure it was (rightly or wrongly) 'Liquid Amber' in the mags when Richard Simpson did it a few years ago (2000ish?). Anyway... a fine effort whatever it's called!

jk
goneforever on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to jkarran:

http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=1900

Photo caption explains to clear up your 'rightly or wrongly' moment.
Enty - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to Martin76:
> (In reply to jkarran)
>
> http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=1900
>
> Photo caption explains to clear up your 'rightly or wrongly' moment.

Most miss-spelt route name in the world then.

Well done Pete - good effort!

Enty
In reply to jkarran:
> I'm pretty sure it was (rightly or wrongly) 'Liquid Amber' in the mags when Richard Simpson did it a few years ago (2000ish?). Anyway... a fine effort whatever it's called!


It had been spelt wrongly for years. Jerry's biography, published early this year, cleared up what the real route name was.

Alan
Jeff25 - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to jkarran:
> (In reply to UKC News)
>
> Liquid Amber?
> (feel free to delete once corrected :-)

lol!!! - i see you chose not to delete!

Great to see this getting another repeat. Well done!
ksjs - on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News: saw Pete trying this last saturday - he climbs the first bit like a greyhound and the rest looked extremely intense. great to see this kind of route getting some attention. effort!
Richard Hession on 26 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News:

Amazing effort, Pete is a true beast and inspiration.
andy farnell - on 27 Aug 2009
In reply to UKC News: Well done Pete, stunning effort. I'm sure you must be over the moon with this one.

Andy F
Tim Broughtonshaw on 27 Aug 2009
In reply to andy farnell: Aye truely inspirational. Saw him flash the ashes with consumate ease a few weeks back, and that was after a day/week of hard route ticks.

Cheers
Tim
Tim Broughtonshaw on 27 Aug 2009
In reply to andy farnell:
> (In reply to UKC News) Well done Pete, stunning effort. I'm sure you must be over the moon with this one.
>
> Andy F

duh, only just realised what you did there Andy. hangs head in shame. :) To be a pedant, he's probably leaning to the right of over the moon :)
Niall Grimes - on 27 Aug 2009
In reply to Alan James - UKC:
> It had been spelt wrongly for years. Jerry's biography, published early this year, cleared up what the real route name was.
>
> Alan

Typically, Jerry told me it was Liquid Ambar, with an 'A'.

"Bloody stupid mags have been spelling it wrong for years."

Pause

"Although I think I might have told them that it was spelt with an 'E'."

Brilliant effort Pete.

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