Well Known British Climber Dave Pegg Has Died

Reported on Rock and Ice Magazine is the sad news that climber Dave Pegg has passed away. Dave was 47 years old. The circumstances of his death are currently unknown to us at UKC.

Pegg was an influential rock climber in the UK prior to his move to the USA in 1996.

Dave Pegg on 1st ascent of the Bottom Line - Brimham Rocks, 47 kb
Dave Pegg on 1st ascent of the Bottom Line - Brimham Rocks
© craig h, Nov 1989

He was particularly active on the gritstone outcrops of Yorkshire, and some of his more notable UK routes include Mind Bomb (E7) at Earl Crag, The Bottom Line (E7) at Brimham Rocks, MaDMAn (E8) at Wimberry, Heart Beat City (E8) at Rylstone, as well as the amazingly situated First and Last and Always (E7) on the high mountain crag of Esk Buttress in the Lake District.

Pegg continued his obsession with climbing after his move the America, and after a stint working at Climbing Magazine, founded the guidebook company Wolverine Publishing.

Our thoughts go to his family and friends at this time.




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