Pete Whittaker


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

In early November 2021, after a summer of recce trips and one previous attempt that ended halfway, Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker climbed a horizontal roof crack over 2500 feet long (roughly the length of Half Dome in Yosemite). The lin...

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

A variety of climbs on different mediums this week: rock, ice, snow and...concrete.

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

This week's Friday Night Video follows Pete Whittaker and Mari Augusta Salvesen up the Troll Wall in the Romsdalen valley, Norway. The wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe but the danger of the wall doesn't...

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...

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,...

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

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

Men's Climbing Trousers

Climbing trousers - everyone wears them, but they're often a bit of an after-thought: do you turn up to the crag or the wall in your dirtiest jeans, or brightest Euro-wad pantaloons? In this test we compare 15 pairs of climbing-oriented strides...

Wild Country Mosquito Harness

The Mosquito is the lightest harness that Wild Country has ever made. It's designed to be a super minimal sport climbing harness - so how does it perform in the climbing wall, at the crag, and on routes? Theo Moore finds out.

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 budgets of...

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...

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,...

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...

Latest News from Pete's Sponsors

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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 this Autumn/Winter. We've taken a look at everything from the latest harnesses and helmets, to new rock shoes and cool cams. Tak...

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...

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...

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