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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The Ticklist #34 Hard Trad First Ascents and Repeats

A quiet week with some hard trad going down...

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

In this week's ticklist, we've got a variety of sport, trad multipitch, alpine and bouldering ascents to inspire you ahead of the weekend...

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

In this week's Ticklist, we have a video of one of the world's hardest boulder problems, a repeat of a scary looking E8 and a WideBoy cracking on with Ondra's hardest route. Let's get to it:

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

This week's Friday Night Video takes us back to Pete Whittaker's multi-year battle on Recovery...

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

Matt Helliker, Jon Bracey and Pete Whittaker recently teamed up to make...

Video Kendal Rekindled: Pete Whittaker Interview

Pete Whittaker has been back to Yosemite this past Autumn and succeded in a challenge to climb 7 big walls in 7 days....

News Pete Whittaker flashes Ronny Medelsvensson (Trad 8b)

Pete Whittaker has flashed Ronny Medelsvensson (8b) on the Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway. Pete is in...

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

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One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a lot of weight and bulk in your pack. With an emphasis on versatile three-season models, we look at a range of options for budg...

Micro Cams

Micro cams are among the most useful pieces of gear on a trad climber's rack. Having a tiny cam you can rely on to protect otherwise unprotectable sections of rock can make the difference between arriving at the top of your route... or at the bottom. However their tiny size...

Large Bouldering Mats

Biggest isn't always best, but in bouldering it certainly has its place. Larger pads are ideal for higher problems, awkward landings, or anyone with lower limb niggles - but on the other hand they're less ideal when it comes to storing or carrying them. Here we...

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough...

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to...

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five...

SNAP Guts Bouldering Mat

Rob Greenwood justifies his recent trip to Font with a thorough look at SNAP's latest pad, the curiously named 'Guts'.

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New Climbing Gear Spring/Summer '21

Next up in our Spotlight gear round-ups is climbing gear. We've chatted with brands about the latest hardware, ropes, harnesses, helmets and every other form of gear. Plus, everything is hitting the shops imminently......

Alpkit certified as a B Corporation

Alpkit is excited to announce that we've reached a significant milestone: achieving certification as a B Corporation.

Wild Country Zero Friends

Introducing the new Zeros for solid holding power in small placements. The ultimate weapon for thin cracks, pockets or pin scars on cutting-edge climbs and extreme adventures

Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

Wild Country is soon changing the official product lifetime. The potential lifespan of metal products is...

Wild Country Product Preview - Spring/Summer 2021

As we approach the time of year where we are looking around to check out all the new gear...

Alpkit 2020 Sustainability Report

At its purest, Alpkit is a bunch of designers who share their love of the outdoors and playing outside. There was a...

Wild Country Zero Friends comprehensively reviewed at Outside

New in at Outside, check out the latest tiny cams from Wild Country; a refined piece of gear...

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