Christmas Quiz 2021 - The Answers

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Thank you to all who took part in our 2020 Christmas Quiz! The highest score was 85% by user wastedyouth. Here are the answers.


  1. Bod an Deamhain
    Devil's Point
  2. Chomolungma
  3. Sagarmatha
  4. Uluru
    Ayers Rock
  5. Yr Wyddfa
  6. Beinn Nibheis
    Ben Nevis
  7. Beinn Labhair
    Ben Lawers
  8. Begguya
    Mt Hunter
  9. Aoraki
    Mt Cook
  10. Corran Tuathail
  11. Diamer
    Nanga Parbat
  12. Hoerikwaggo
    Table Mountain

Name the route

  1. Cake Walk (6a+)
  2. Luke Skywalker (E5 6b)
  3. Moon Walk (E4 6a)
  4. Walk on the Wild Side (E3 5c)
  5. Walker Spur (ED1 6a)
  6. The Walk of Life (E9 6c)

News and Trivia

  1. How far did Steve McClure fall following an attempt at Lexicon E11 7a?
  2. Which of these did Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll take on his reverse Fitz Traverse solo?
    Birthday cake
  3. Which of these adventure films was the highest grossing of 2021 in cinemas?
    The Rescue
  4. Which of these climbers was featured in the TIME100 Next list?
    Janja Garnbret
  5. How many medals did US rising star Natalia Grossman win on the IFSC circuit this year?
  6. James McHaffie completed the Classic Rock routes this year. How many routes are in the book?
  7. Molly Thompson-Smith climbed her first 8B boulder this year. How many did she go on to complete in total?
  8. What was the name of the main conference room at COP26?
    Cairn Gorm
  9. Janja Garnbret became the first woman to onsight 8c this year, with two onsights at Oliana. Which was the second route?
    American Hustle
  10. James Taylor established an E10 at Rhoscolyn, which was repeated by Jim Pope. What was it called?
    Prisoners of the Sun
  11. Who made the third ascent of Bibliographie 9b+ at Céüse?
    Sean Bailey

Climbers' pets

  1. Arthur the Border Terrier
    Shauna Coxsey
  2. Moosechaga the Bernedoodle
    Sasha DiGiulian
  3. Bernie the Brussels Griffon
    Cedar Wright
  4. Hijiki the Shiba Inu (mix)
    Yuji Hirayama
  5. Pika and Pepper the cats
    Kyra Condie


  1. omicron (1 word) => moronic
  2. Cleo nix (1 word) => lexicon
  3. calling peak (2 words) => king capella
  4. bum licking (1 word) => ukclimbing
  5. alan notary (2 words) => anna taylor
  6. click oscars (2 words) => classic rock
  7. creamy gee test (2 words) => cemetary gates
  8. atheism foreshadower (5 words) => a dream of white horses


  1. Who qualified in 1st place for the men's Olympic final?
    Mickael Mawem
  2. What was the women's World and Olympic Speed record, set by Aleksandra Miroslaw?
    6.84 seconds
  3. Which climber injured their biceps tendon in the men's qualifiers?
    Bassa Mawem
  4. How many tops did Janja Garnbret achieve from the 7 Boulders across qualification and finals?
  5. Where did Great Britain's Shauna Coxsey place?
  6. Who did Jakob Schubert knock off the podium with his dramatic Top in the Lead final?
    Adam Ondra

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14 Jan

Total dweeb alert, but the fall on lexicon probably was probably closer to 40 or 50 ft rather than 70. Either way it's not a fall I'd be keen to take!

See,31488.msg650999.html#msg650999 for working out.

17 Jan

Failed to name my own route :o(

Cake Walk (6a+)

I blame the sherry.

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