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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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Nico Favresse - The Ticklist 5  © Nico Favresse

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...

Drew Ruana on the Grand Illusion 8C+  © mellow
Drew Ruana on the Grand Illusion 8C+  © mellow

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:

Pete Whittaker on Recovery Drink  © Epic TV
Pete Whittaker on Recovery Drink  © Epic TV

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 Drink on the Profile Wall in Jøssingfjord, Norway. Thought of as one of the hardest crack climbs in the world, Recovery Drink has attracted...

Matt following the first pitch of steeper terrain on Beyond Reason.  © Pete Whittaker
Matt following the first pitch of steeper terrain on Beyond Reason.  © Pete Whittaker

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...

Pete Whittaker  © UKC
Pete Whittaker  © UKC

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....

Pete Whittaker flashing Ronny Medelsvensson (Trad 8b)  © Felix Johansson
Pete Whittaker flashing Ronny Medelsvensson (Trad 8b)  © Felix Johansson

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...

Pete Whittaker repeats Recovery Drink 8c+.  © Mike Hutton
Pete Whittaker repeats Recovery Drink 8c+.  © Mike Hutton

News Third Ascent of Recovery Drink by Pete Whittaker

Pete Whittaker has mad the third ascent of Nico Favresse's 2013 testpiece Recovery Drink 8c+, a steep crack on...

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

Fri Night Vid The Wideboyz Crack on in Canyonlands

Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin
Pete wrestles with the Black Mamba 5.14b.  © Talo Martin

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

Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall
Pete Whittaker repeating Necronomicon in White Rim.  © Tom Randall

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

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on Freerider  © WideBoyz
Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on Freerider  © WideBoyz

Interview Perfect Partners #15: Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall

Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up  © Rab
Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up  © Rab

Fri Night Vid Wide Boyz - All Tooled Up

Pete Whittaker  © UKC News
Pete Whittaker  © UKC News

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

Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC
Pete with his Silent Partner2  © Nick Brown - UKC

Skills How to Rope Solo - with Pete Whittaker

Pete Whittaker El Ca  © BMC
Pete Whittaker El Ca  © BMC

Fri Night Vid Pete Whittaker - Rope Soloing El Capitan

Matt on the second crux pitch of Dark Angel.  © Nick Bullock
Matt on the second crux pitch of Dark Angel.  © Nick Bullock

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

A classic Bohuslän landscape  © Stefan Wulf
A classic Bohuslän landscape  © Stefan Wulf

Destination Guide Bohuslän, Sweden

Shauna and Pete go Crack Climbing  © BMC TV
Shauna and Pete go Crack Climbing  © BMC TV

Fri Night Vid Shauna Coxsey and Pete Whittaker go crack climbing

Vedauwoo 1  © Pete Whittaker
Vedauwoo 1  © Pete Whittaker

Destination Guide Vedauwoo, Wyoming - A Crack Climbing Paradise

Wide Grandadz  © Dark Sky Media
Wide Grandadz  © Dark Sky Media

Fri Night Vid Wide Grandadz

Wideboyz and the Staffs Nose  © UKC News
Wideboyz and the Staffs Nose  © UKC News

Fri Night Vid Wideboyz Smash Staffordshire Nose Record

Wide boyz  © Hot Aches productions
Wide boyz  © Hot Aches productions

Review Wide Boyz DVD


Latest Reviews for Pete's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Micro cams group test montage  © Rebecca Ting

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 b...

Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton
Large Pads are ideal for higher problems, or those that have an awkward landing  © Mike Hutton

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 shells group test  © UKC Gear
Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

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 technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

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

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

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

The SNAP Guts being put through its paces in Font  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
The SNAP Guts being put through its paces in Font  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

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'.

20L packs montage  © UKC Gear
20L packs montage  © UKC Gear

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.


Latest News from Pete's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

B Corp 1  © Alpkit

Alpkit certified as a B Corporation

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

Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country
Zeros Matrimonio  © Wild Country

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

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

Wild Country is soon changing the official product lifetime. The potential lifespan of metal products is unlimited; however, since the effective lifespan depends on multiple factors we recommend replacing these products after maximum ten years....

Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country
Wild Country virtual showroom  © Wild Country

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...

Sustainability Report thumbnail  © Alpkit
Sustainability Report thumbnail  © Alpkit

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...

BF 1  © Alpkit
BF 1  © Alpkit

Alpkit doubles donations to Alpkit Foundation for Black Friday

Alpkit will be doubling its donation to the Alpkit Foundation for the duration of the Black...


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