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

This week's Friday Night Video takes us to Patagonia where Pete Whittaker and Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll are gunning for first free ascents. The pair, who had never previously roped up together, made the most of Patagonia's short and fi...

Fri Night Vid Wide Boyz

This week's Friday Night Video put Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall on the path to global domination: Wide Boyz. The pair travel to the US to test themselves on some desperate testpieces, before taking a look at an old Stevie Haston project. A classic journey through the...

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

Pete Whittaker has flashed La Fuerza de la Gravedad, an 8b trad roof crack in Vadiello, Spain.

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

Pete Whittaker has made the first ascent of a mega 100-metre, three-pitch E8 roof crack in...

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

Pete Whittaker and Tom Randall - AKA the WideBoyz - have made the second...

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

In this week's Ticklist, Rob Greenwood talks through Will Bosi's new Peak...

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...

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

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If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand gear. There's a lot to be said for making do with the stuff we already own. To celebrate our loyalty to much-loved and trusty bits of ...

OTS Trade Show Reports

For the first time since the pandemic UKC and UKH have attended an actual, real life trade show, OTS in Liverpool. Here are the highlights of what we saw. 

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 from leading...

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...

One Person Tents and Hooped Bivvys

From minimalist backpacking and mountaineering, to quick overnights in the hills closer to home, solo shelters save a...

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,...

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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 quality. T...

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

New Climbing Gear Spring / Summer '21

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

Alpkit certified as a B Corporation

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

Wild Country Zero Friends

Introducing the new Zeros for solid holding power in small placements. The ultimate weapon for thin cracks, pockets or pin...

Wild Country Product Lifespan Update

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

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