Staffordshire 'Nose' Speed Record Broken

by Duncan Campbell - UKC Jul/2013
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+Is this the Huber Brothers in Yosemite, or Turner and Bridgwood in Staffordshire??, 109 kbIs this the Huber Brothers in Yosemite, or Turner and Bridgwood in Staffordshire??
© Dave Hudson

Pete Bridgwood and Andi Turner have just managed to successfully complete the Staffordshire Grit Challenge; 'Brown-Whillans Day Out'. In doing so they also broke the record set by Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker. (UKC News Report

Setting off early to avoid the heat, the pair chased the shade starting at the Roaches and climbing the first 15 routes there in 3 hours and 14 minutes. They then headed on to Hen Cloud, climbing the next 9 routes, bringing them up to 6 hours 3 minutes. Finally they headed to Ramshaw to climb the final 6 routes, finishing them in 7 hours 31 minutes altogether. They then realised that Pete and Tom had included Ramshaw Crack, completing the challenge in 9 hours and 56 minutes. So Andy and Pete had a short break and then climbed Ramshaw Crack, finishing all the routes in 8 hours and 41 minutes, cutting 1 hour and 15 minutes off Pete and Tom's time.

Andi commented on the day:

"A really amazing day, totally shagged now, Pete would have hung around for another pint, but his bees had swarmed so he had to get back for that. He said he expected at least ten bee stings getting them back into a hive, what a way for him to finish an already very sore day!"

The routes are:

Ramshaw:

  • Ramshaw Crack
  • Don's Crack
  • Prostration
  • Brown's Crack
  • The Crank
  • Masochism
  • Great Zawn

Roaches:

+Andi and Pete soloing Rhodren at the Roaches, 145 kbAndi and Pete soloing Rhodren at the Roaches
© Dave Hudson

  • Choka
  • Rhodren
  • The Bulger
  • The Mincer
  • Matinee
  • Valkyrie Direct
  • Crack of Gloom
  • Dorothy's Dilemma
  • Teck Crack
  • Ackit
  • Lightning Crack
  • Slippery Jim
  • The SLoth
  • Sauls's Crack
  • Aqua

Hen Cloud:

  • Bachelor's Climb (Left Hand Finish)
  • Bachelor's Left-Hand
  • Hen Cloud Eliminate
  • Second's Retreat
  • Slimline
  • Reunion Crack
  • Delstree
  • Main Crack
  • En Rappel

If you fancy a crack at this list then you can subscibe to the ticklist in the UKC Logbooks.

+Pete Bridgwood topping out on the final route, Ramshaw Crack, E4 6a, 56 kbPete Bridgwood topping out on the final route, Ramshaw Crack, E4 6a
© Dave Hudson
+Turner and Bridgwood 'pound fists' upon finishing the Brown - Whillans Staffs 'Day Out', 63 kbTurner and Bridgwood 'pound fists' upon finishing the Brown - Whillans Staffs 'Day Out'
© Dave Hudson

Andi Turner is sponsored by: Boreal, The Climbing Factory and Finger Buzz

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