First Polish Ascents Of Master's Edge

© Krzysztof Ciuba
In September Jerzy Stefanski and Piotr Wycislik made the first Polish ascents of The Masters Edge at Millstone in the Peak District. The Masters Edge E7 6c was first climbed by Ron Fawcett in December 1983 and is characterised by bold and technical arete climbing protected in part by tri-cams in shotholes, although these do not protect the upper reaches of the arete. At least one person has hit the ground falling from the top moves.

Ian Carr reports:

"We had been at Millstone for a few weekends on the trot (preparing for a trip to Yosemite!) and had seen the two Poles top-roping the Masters Edge.

On the last weekend in September, in not too perfect conditions, with some wind and a deteriorating forecast the two lads both from the south of Poland and living and working in the UK, pulled the ropes and made consecutive ascents within 5 minutes of each other. Within half an hour it was raining.

Both made very slick ascents, placing the tri-cams from the ground."

You can see a photo of Jerzy and Piotr's ascents (photos by Krzysztof Ciuba) HERE

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8 Oct, 2007
Why do you ask if this is news? You want a discussion about what constitutes news? Try later on tonight when I may have half an hour.
8 Oct, 2007
Who made the first french german american italian botswanan madagascan etc etc etc. News????
8 Oct, 2007
I thought of putting an angle on it but hoped that someone else would. Tis great that climbers apart from Brits appreciate UK climbing. I like this story as well A band of merry climbers, Klemen Premrl (Slovenia), Stefano Staffetta (Italy), Igor Zerjal (Slovenia) and Erik Svab (Slovenian-Italian), after seeing the Posing Productions film, Set In Stone about Dave Birkett, and being bored to death by me about how good the Lakes is for climbing whilst at the BMC Winter meet, decided to head west to the English Lake District over the weekend of the 2nd June. Maybe the UK is becoming an international climbing destination.
8 Oct, 2007
Before this gets out of hand can we just agree that whilst it may not be 'news' it is a climbing related story of interest some poeple on here. a more interesting question might be why do some people feel the need to pose this question every time something appears in the news section. Do none of you poeple read newspapers? They are not just for hard news stories but contain many items of human interest etc out with death, politics etc. That said I'd question the line that "at least one person has hit the ground falling from the top moves"
8 Oct, 2007
definitely of interest....i see plenty of strong polish boys at the wall so curious to see if they can get out and crank on real rock....good effort!
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