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Pete Whittaker Onsights E7/8 with Gaffa-Tape and Blu-Tack

Pete 'Wide Boy' Whittaker has made an impressive onsight ascent of The Complete Scream at Fair Head in Northern Ireland.

Pete opted to take several sky hooks and some 'office supplies' for his ascent - sticking the hooks down with Gaffa-Tape and Blu-Tack on to the crimps on the otherwise blank wall.

Pete Whittaker onsight on The Complete Scream E7/8 - can you see the protection?, 221 kb
Pete Whittaker onsight on The Complete Scream E7/8 - can you see the protection?
© Alex Haslehurst

A close-up of Pete's Gaffa-Tape dispenser.... and don't forget your blu-tack!, 237 kb
A close-up of Pete's Gaffa-Tape dispenser.... and don't forget your blu-tack!
© Alex Haslehurst

The route, whilst not technically desperate for the E7/8 grade, is very bold, and Pete missed a hidden wire on his ascent. According to several onlookers, Pete made the route look very easy, and was in control the whole time, however the length of the run-outs and the lack of any real gear made the spectators feel a little concerned!

A bit more info on the grade from the Five Ten Instagram:

 

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



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