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NEWS: Katy Whittaker - Braille Trail - E7 6c

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Katy Whittaker has climbed Braille Trail (E7 6c) at Burbage.

"...Katy practised the route on top-rope, before going for the lead protected by a door handle, what looks like a nail and a micro cam...."

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 Oli 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Good effort.

I think I'm right in saying that the first bit of gear is a shop fitting from Outside that one of the Cosseys created/modified/acquired when he/they did it.
 Gareth H 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Blimey good effort, presume this is the first female ascent? seems to be plenty going on grit wise at present. Good effort

Gareth
 telemarker 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Its going off in the shire just now. Another cracking effort.
 john howard 1 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Great effort!
 Hardonicus 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Nice work. Is it a hand placed door handle?
 McBirdy 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Katy, honestly, he said "make sure you handle the early section then nail the traverse". There's no need to take things so literally...

Ben
 Dan Lane 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Good Job!!!

Dan
 koopa 02 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: great effort, whats next Katy?
simonwhittle 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:
Good stuff!! Well done!

Do you think anyone is ever going to on-sight this? No sure about you but my standard rack doesn't have any nails or door handles on it
 Al Evans 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Well done to Katy.
 French Erick 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:
What's the story behind this original hardware use? The handle looks resined in on the photo...?

Very peculiar.

Anyways, she sure did well that lass. Couldn't even top rope such thin and tenuous looking 6c moves... let alone tried to lead them with a handle and a nail to keep me in.
 Andy Moles 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?
 1234None 03 Feb 2009
In reply to AMo:
> (In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC)
>
> Bizarre protection, what's the whitish stuff keeping the handle and the nail in? Presumably it comes off and doesn't harm the rock? Presumably pre-placed as well?#

Finger tape wrapped around the pro to help it fit in the break better???

 SGD 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Tanfastic!!!! way to go.
 nmwr 03 Feb 2009
Watched the ascent from the valley boulders, even from a couple of hundred yards away it looked impressive (and Katy made it look easy!). Good effort
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Well done. Looks a cracking route.
 cheque 03 Feb 2009
I had a brilliant view of this, from below Roof Route. You'd never have guessed that the protection was so esoteric from her cool-headed lead. Inspirational!
 Enty 03 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC:

Better get on it quick. Looks like those bloody Ravens are back in The Peak.

The Ent
 ark05 04 Feb 2009
being a dawes route, wouldnt be surprised if the door handle was in-situ.
 paul mitchell 04 Feb 2009
In reply to adamki: Does this 'open the door' to loads more female ascents?

Mitch
 mat098 04 Feb 2009
In reply to paul mitchell: Heres your coat.
In reply to paul mitchell:
> (In reply to adamki) Does this 'open the door' to loads more female ascents?
>
> Mitch

So long as they latch the holds.
 Gareth H 04 Feb 2009
In reply to Bulls Crack: a good effort nailing a route like that, looks like she can handle her hard grit and she had obviously sorted the key protection in the route,

Better be off!
 mat098 04 Feb 2009
In reply to Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC: Great piece of climbing too, the Whittakers are on form.
 MorganPreece 05 Feb 2009
In reply to paul mitchell: The Braille Trail looks like a really balance route, must be hard not to 'Barn Door'. sorry that one was bad!!

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