Pete Whittaker


United Kingdom
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  • Rope soloed El Capitan in 20 hours 6 minutes
  • First ascent of Dynamics of Change (E9 7a), Burbage South, Peak District
  • First ascent of Century Crack (5.14b), the world’s hardest off-width, Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • First ascent of The Bigger Baron ( E10 7a), Wimberry Rocks, Chew Valley, England
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Fri Night Vid Our Favourite Climbing Films from 2023

For our final Friday Night Video slot of 2023, we're taking a look back at some of our favourites from the past year.  

Video Crown Royale | First Ascent of a Huge 9a Trad Climb

In late September, at Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway, Pete Whittaker established what is likely one of the hardest trad routes in the world.

News Pete Whittaker climbs Stranger than Fiction, 5.14 Trad

Pete Whittaker has made the third ascent of Mason Earle's crack testpiece, Stranger than Fiction, 5.14 (E10), in Bartlett Wash, Utah.

News Pete Whittaker climbs Pura Pura, 8c trad

Fresh off the FA of his 9a trad route Crown Royale in Norway, Pete Whittaker has made the second ascent of Tom...

Fri Night Vid Lords of Trad | Adam Ondra, Pete Whittaker and Will Bosi

Adam Ondra, Pete Whittaker, and Will Bosi explore the unique ethics and hard trad lines...

Interview Pete Whittaker on Crown Royale, 9a

Pete Whittaker tells us more about his first ascent of Crown Royale, 9a.

Newsflash Pete Whittaker makes first ascent ascent of trad project Crown Royale

Pete Whittaker has made the first ascent of his longstanding multipitch trad project,...

News Pete Whittaker makes First Free Ascent of Eigerdosis 8c

Fri Night Vid This is Patagonia - Whittaker and Villanueva O'Driscoll

News 8b Trad Roof Crack Flash in Spain by Pete Whittaker

News Massive New Gogarth E8 Roof Crack by Pete Whittaker - Bar Wars

News Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker Break Peak Classic Rock Round by Bike Record

The Ticklist Will Bosi Boulders New Peak 8C+ and Classic Rock Round Record Broken

Interview Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on their Motorway Roof Crack - The Great Rift

The Ticklist #52: Bridges, Boulders, Highballs and Big Mountains

Fri Night Vid Troll Wall - An Unforgiving Climb up Europe's Highest Wall

The Ticklist #34 Hard Trad First Ascents and Repeats

The Ticklist #5 - Céüse Sends, Alpine Jaunts and More...

The Ticklist #3 - Font 8C+ Video, Scary DWS and a WideBoy on Silence

Fri Night Vid Pete Whittaker climbs Recovery Drink (8c+)

News New Routes on Aiguille des Pélerins and Tour Ronde by Bracey, Helliker & Whittaker

Video Kendal Rekindled: Pete Whittaker Interview

News Pete Whittaker flashes Ronny Medelsvensson (Trad 8b)

News Third Ascent of Recovery Drink by Pete Whittaker

Fri Night Vid The Wideboyz Crack on in Canyonlands

News Hardest Crack Line yet for the Wide Boyz - Black Mamba 5.14b

News Roof Crack Repeat by Randall and Whittaker - Necronomicon 5.13d / 14a

Interview Perfect Partners #15: Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall

Fri Night Vid Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up

News Pete Whittaker rope-solos Half Dome and El Cap in a Day

Skills How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Fri Night Vid Pete Whittaker - Rope Soloing El Capitan

News Dark Angel VII / 8 First Ascent by Helliker, Bullock & Whittaker

Fri Night Vid Shauna Coxsey and Pete Whittaker go crack climbing

Destination Guide Vedauwoo, Wyoming - A Crack Climbing Paradise

Fri Night Vid Wideboyz Smash Staffordshire Nose Record

Latest Reviews for Pete's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Patagonia Super Free Alpine Jacket

Making use of Gore's new PFC-free technology, this is an interesting lightweight mountain shell, says Dan Bailey - and one that treads that bit lighter on the planet, too. But is he entirely sold on the cut..?

Patagonia Triolet Jacket - PFC-Free, and Built to Take Abuse

Featuring Gore's new PFC-free ePE membrane, the Triolet is a superb and very burly shell, says Rob Greenwood, capable of year-round use in a wide variety of disciplines, and built to take plenty of abuse.

Wild Country Flow Clothing Collection

Rob Greenwood and Emma Hill look at a range of casual cotton climbing clothing ideal for the wall and the crag alike.

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of...

OTS 2023 - Our Best of the Show

This year's Outdoor Trade Show has just wrapped up. Staged in a tropical Liverpool, the show brought practically all the...

Unparallel Up Mocc - a worthy successor to the classic slipper?

"As a fan of the original Moccasym, fewer shoes have disappointed me more than the Five Ten...

Unparallel Engage Lace UP

The all-round comfy climbing shoe is something we don't talk about much. Performance is cool, performance shoes look cool, and people...

Latest News from Pete's Sponsors

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The Wild Country Flow Harness 2.0 Collection

A comfortable, all-round men's and women's harness for indoor, outdoor, sport and multi-pitch use. The Flow 2.0 harness is engineered with a clean, sleek design and comfortable padding for enhanced support and breathability.

Wild Country Voluntary Recall
 - Superlight Rock chocks

For Wild Country, consumer satisfaction and safety are key aspects as we develop and offer new products. Our development process includes strict standards and regulations which are followed to guarantee the highest possible...

Making Friends Since 1977 – The Heritage of Wild Country

The story of Wild Country is the story of two strong-minded and visionary individuals from totally different backgrounds, but who shared a common passion. It was a chance meeting between two climbers in the summer of 1972, one...

New Climbing Gear Autumn / Winter 2021

For the past couple of months, we've been finding out about all the shiny new gear that's hitting the shops...

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the...

New Footwear Spring / Summer '21

In the absence of any trade show this year, we've created our own. Normally, shows tend to focus on products...

Unparallel Climbing Shoe Range

Unparallel has taken the climbing world by storm as one of the most exciting new climbing shoes brands in the past...

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