VIDEOS E9 & E7: Gritstone Round-Up

by Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Mar/2010
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+Katy Whittaker climbing Brad Pit (Font 7C+) at Stanage, 163 kbKaty Whittaker climbing Brad Pit (Font 7C+) at Stanage
© Ryan Pasquill

As spring arrives there has been a run of activity on the gritstone.

As reported earlier in the month, Pete Whittaker repeated French Duke (E9 7a) at Earl Crag, Yorkshire.

Here's a video of his ascent:

Andi Turner reported in the forums that Jordan Buys has onsighted Dangerous Crocodile Snogging (E7 6c) at Ramshaw in Staffordshire.

  • You can see more photos at Andi Turner's Flickr page.

Here's the video from Jordan's Youtube page:

We also heard about a new Font 8A+ climbed by Simon Newstead at Curbar which he has named Super Size Me. This has been repeated already by Ed Hamer - see photo below, but we don't have full details on this problem - anyone?

And, as reported on the Marmot Athlete Blog, Katy Whittaker has made a repeat of the super-classic Brad Pit at the Stanage Plantation.

Commenting on the problem, Katy said:

"I have tried it a few times in the past and it has always felt totally impossible. I tried it again a few weekends ago with my brother and it felt doable but I had trashed skin. So I rested a day, then did it 5th/6th go next time I went back."

PHOTOS: Ed Hamer, Katy Whittaker and Jordan Buys

+Ed Hamer climbing Supersize me - Font 8A+, 107 kbEd Hamer climbing Supersize me - Font 8A+
© Ed Hamer Collection
+Katy Whittaker climbing Brad Pit (Font 7C+) at Stanage, 207 kbKaty Whittaker climbing Brad Pit (Font 7C+) at Stanage
© Ryan Pasquill
+Jordan Buys onsighting Dangerous Crocodile Snogging E7, 120 kbJordan Buys onsighting Dangerous Crocodile Snogging E7
© Andi Turner


Jordan Buys is sponsored by Moon , Wild Country and Boreal

Ed Hamer is sponsored by Wild Country

Katy Whittaker is sponsored by Marmot , Five Ten and C.A.M.P

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