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The Epicentre Competition: Grivel Speedy Ice Screws - WINNERS

© Epicentre
Grivel Speedy Comp  © Epicentre

Winners are:

Main Prize: Mark Baron
Facebook: Graham Calderbank

Answers

1. Bowfell Buttress
2. Steep ghyll
3. Point Five
4. Sgurr nan Gillean (Skye Ridge)

Do you know your winter climbing?

Here's your chance to win some Grivel Speedy ice screws if you reckon you do.

And just by entering you get 20% of any order of Grivel Speedy ice screws from Ambleside's Epicentre.

Everyone's a winner

The Speedies  © Epicentre

THE GRIVEL SPEEDY

The Grivel Speedy is a quickdraw-ice screw combo specifically designed to simplify manoeuvres of placement and removal safely without losing the screw. It consists of a shackel rotating freely on the screw tube, a sling in highly resistant Dyneema and a carabiner. There's a weight reduction of 15% compared to the traditional screw plus quickdraw and double carabiner.

With a Speedy the climber can set up a self belay by attaching the rope after only a few turns of the screw and then finish screwing in safely. As the carabiner hangs perpendicular to the ice it's easy to thread the rope with the carabiner facing in the right direction.

Features

  • The generously sized carabiner makes it easy to use with winter gloves.
  • The point of force is right up against the ice and follows the screw's length.
  • The ridge on the tube keeps Speedy in the right position avoiding whiplash in case of an abrupt jerk and stops the quickdraw slipping down the tube during placement.
  • Speedy lets the climber remove the screw without unthreading the rope so it's impossible to lose the screw, as once out of the ice it will be attached to the harness.

The come in three screw sizes: 10cm, 20cm and 30cm

THE COMPETITION

What you have to do

Head over to the Epicentre's website and see if you can identify the four winter routes featured in the four photographs.

If you get them correct, you will be put in a draw and one lucky correct entrant will win: 3 Grivel Speedy Screws; one of each size.

There's a bonus comp as well: “Like” the Epicentre on Facebook to get a second chance to win one of these amazing Ice Screws.

And as we said above: Just by entering you get 20% of any order of Grivel Speedy ice screws from Ambleside's Epicentre.

HAVE A LOOK AT THE PHOTOGRAPHS BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK: www.theepicentre.co.uk

Entries accepted up until midnight on Thursday 21st January. Winners announced at UKC on Friday 21st January.



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19 Jan, 2011
Thanks to everyone who has entered so far, after chatting to people coming in the shop I thought I'd give out a few clues to try and help you get your hands on the Ice screws. If you have already entered and want another go then go for it. Picture 1: People have been mainly getting this right, it's THE classic mixed route of the Lakes. It takes its name from the fell that it is on. Picture 2: This lakeland ghyll is pretty Steep. Picture 3: You should really get this one or you're missing the point. Picture 4: A traverse of this ridge is a cool thing to do.
19 Jan, 2011
This competition was a welcome change in that it required some thought/knowledge/research. Well done for reducing it to the usual ITV-phone-in level :-(
19 Jan, 2011
Agreed - Since I'd got two of the four in a few seconds and the third after about a minute. There was one that had me thinking though but not now. ALC
20 Jan, 2011
The competition ends at Midnight, we'll let you know who has won in the morning. Good Luck
21 Jan, 2011
So who has won?
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