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Pete Robins Repeats Liquid Ambar (F8c)

Pete Robins at the belay of Liquid Ambar, F8c after his successful redpoint ascent.  © Adam Wainwright
Pete Robins at the belay of Liquid Ambar, F8c after his successful redpoint ascent.
© Adam Wainwright

Pete looking happy as he clips the chain on Liquid Ambar after 20 days of effort.  © Adam Wainwright
Pete looking happy as he clips the chain on Liquid Ambar after 20 days of effort.
© Adam Wainwright
Llanberis local Pete Robins has repeated the legendary sport route Liquid Ambar (F8c) at Lower Pen Trwyn, North Wales. The route, first climbed by Jerry Moffat has had repeats from only Ben Moon, until now.

It's the hardest thing I've ever done for sure.

Pete Robins

Pete spent around twenty days trying the route, managing all the moves very quickly, but finding the whole link to be exceptionally difficult.

"It's very similar in difficulty to Silk Cut (See UKC News), but way harder to climb. You need a rope, a belayer, it's tidal and really conditions dependent." commented Pete.

The ascent was filmed by Bamboo Chicken Productions and will feature in their forth coming film about Welsh climbing.

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Pete Robins on his ascent of Liquid Ambar, F8c
© Adam Wainwright

Pete Robins is sponsored by DMM , Podsacs , Five Ten, Metolius and Prana


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26 Aug, 2009
Liquid Amber? (feel free to delete once corrected :-)
It is Liquid Ambarhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquidambar_styraciflua perhaps most correctly Liquidambar. Alan
26 Aug, 2009
Thats amazing! I've a bit read about this on Chris Doyles blog over the last few weeks. Pete must be chuffed to have finally got it after all that effort. I see on the north wales limestone wiki that this got an upgrade to 8c+...
and as detailed in the pic at bottomhttp://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1574
26 Aug, 2009
http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=5633 Not on your database it isn't (don't have a guide book to hand) jk
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