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Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall are in America on another Wideboyz mission so while they're gone, and in case you forget who they are, Wild Country have given us this short movie of their 2013 trip to eastern Europe.

By turns impressive and humorous Pete and Tom head to Poland and the Czech Republic to test their skills on the region's beautiful and impressive sandstone towers. The only snag? Local climbing ethics mean metal protection and chalk are out - so Pete and Tom have to get their heads round the art of using knotted ropes at the same time as coping with some very hot conditions!

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Wideboyski - Crack adventures in eastern Europe with Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall.... from Wild Country on Vimeo.

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Pete Whittaker is sponsored by Wild Country, Patagonia, Sterling Rope, Five Ten, Climb On


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22 Sep, 2014
Brilliant! The Eastern European Sandstone intrigues me and yet also strikes fear into my heart - the thought of climbing those cracks with no conventional gear and no chalk - yikes! Dunc
22 Sep, 2014
Looked great, didn't it! I wonder how the rock 'feels' compared to UK sandstone, when it's never had any trad gear or chalk to affect it
22 Sep, 2014
Its softer and quit often more sandy.. thats why the metal gear is forbidden, cause the rock is too soft to take it - would make all cracks into offwidths
22 Sep, 2014
Nice little vid that, good to hear Teplice being bigged up by the Wideboyz. That route they do at the end was put up pre rock shoes and would have been climbed in what were effectively carpet slippers by the first ascensionist. Some of the terrifying looking offwidths were done in the 1950s; without putting down Don Whillans, they are way, way harder and longer than Goliath at Burbage South ;-) I've climbed at both Teplice and Adršpach. The rock at Teplice didn't seem that sandy, certainly no more than Bowden Doors in Northumberland. This incredible 50m arete was on perfect rock:
22 Sep, 2014
I think the carpet slippers they use might actually be ok for climbing in. I once saw someone from eastern Europe climbing Cool Moon in them - this must have been over 20 years ago.
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