LOCAL NEWS: Pete Whittaker climbs new grit E7

by Paul Diffley / Hot Aches Mar/2009
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+Pete Whittaker on the final move of his new E7 Silent Scream, 25 kbPete Whittaker on the final move of his new E7 Silent Scream
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'Grit Kid' Pete Whittaker has made the first ascent of Silent Scream (E7 6c). The route traverses the length of the Cioch Block in the Southern Quarry of Burbage South before finishing up the existing line Masters of the Universe (E7 6c).

Pete had previously climbed 'Masters..' ground up... well, ground up apart from the abseil in! Maybe 'Abseil Up' is the correct style description. He then looked for a way to dispense with the ab rope.

The new route starts on the left edge of the block and traverses a line lower than the existing girdle, Silent Spring (E4 5c).

Full report with photos on the Hotaches Blog.


Pete Whittaker is sponsored by Patagonia, 5.10, The Edge Climbing Wall, Naked Ape, CAMP and Tendon Ropes.

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