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.
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 is sponsored by Wild Country