VIDEO: Pete Robins Climbs Silk Cut - Font 8B/+

Pete Robins on an attempt at Silk Cut - Font 8B/+  © Jack Geldard
Pete Robins on an attempt at Silk Cut - Font 8B/+
© Jack Geldard

Pete Robins has made the second ascent of Silk Cut (Font 8B/+) in Parisella's Cave, North Wales.

The problem is one of the top three link-ups in the cave of justice and is akin to approximately a F8c+/9a route. It climbs right from the back of the cave to the very top, via a highball Font 7B+ finish. Pete went on to solo right over the top of the crag through loose ground, as his trad roots meant he wanted to reach the summit.

Pete went to desperate measures to ensure success; he only had two chocolate Easter treats with his dinner and didn't even finish his final pint the previous evening.

His plans now are to "get fat".

Silk Cut was first climbed in 2008 by the super-talented climber Neil Dyer.

Watch A Video Of Pete's Ascent of Silk Cut:

Pete Robins is sponsored by DMM , POD , Five Ten, Metolius and prAna


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18 Apr, 2009
Brilliant video by the way! Enty
18 Apr, 2009
Definitely, great vid, amazing effort
18 Apr, 2009
Didn't finish his last pint? The horror. . . . what a great effort and a good video!
19 Apr, 2009
Nice one, looks an awesome link up. Good effort. John Cooke.
19 Apr, 2009
Amazing.... Great effort!
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