/ NEWS: Pete Whittaker Kicks Off The Grit Season
First on Pete's ticklist was the bold left arete of the Hawkwing buttress on the lower tier of The Roaches...
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Brilliant effort on both counts!
PS One of those Stanage shots would make a great front cover for the next Eastern Grit!
Great effort. Well done Pete!
I like the name too
I think people think that there is nothing left to do on grit), whereas, yes, I suppose it is nearly worked out, but I think you just have to look (maybe climb) harder.
I have seen two first ascents this year on grit an E1 and a E1/2. I know of a few other first ascents that will be done soon.
There is definately stuff to do on grit you just have to know where to look.
I have seen 4 first ascents on grit this year so far - an E1/2, two VS and a VDiff, and know of 2 more lines that should go shortly (one about VDiff, the other possibly E2). So yes, you just have to know where to look :-)
Bon effort. They look like cool routes too.
I think I must have seen Pete practising the moves on common misconception, I was looking at doing tower face or tower crack but had avoided the area because I wasn't sure if the Ring Ouzels were still about. Probably just as well as I doubt having some punter messing about nearby helps with the concentration when you are trying to sort out the moves on an E6 6c.
'Goldcrest', I like it, imagine they're fairly common amongst the pines at the Roaches. Good name.
Braille trail direct - Burbage South
Grandpa Slab - Burbage South
That arete at Froggatt
Two routes just right of Kaluza Klein(?)
The traverse on the Cioch at Burbage South
Something at Kinder
I think I have some pix of someone working the route on Sept 9. I'd gone for a mid-week walk because I needed some generic shots of climbers on Stanage. They happened to be the first people I came to walking up from Stanage Pole. I just hosed down a guy who was top roping what looks like the same line. Hard to say if it was Pete, tho the chalk bag and keks look the same, or whether there was a race for the line.
He's done loads. Off the top of my head there's also Last Arete (Stanage) and Remastered Edge (Millstone).
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