105 V Points in an Hour by Pete Robins

by Natalie Berry - UKC May/2017
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North Wales climber Pete Robins recently accumulated 105 'V points' - as in the sum of Hueco 'V' scale numbers - in just one hour. Pete took on the challenge to reach 100 points in order to raise money for charity in memory of his friend, Dave Ison, who died of a brain tumour earlier this year.

Pete Robins on his 100 V points challenge: Jerry's Roof, 182 kbPete Robins on his 100 V points challenge: Jerry's Roof
© Rach Robins

Pete told UKC:

'To celebrate his life and raise money for charities that meant something to Dave, we came up with a challenge for us to drag his mascot, Monkey, around on a journey via some walks, runs, swims, paddles, climbs, rows, and bike rides.'

The challenges are raising funds for Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team, The Brain Tumour Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support. Pete came up with the idea of climbing 100 V points in an hour around the Cromlech boulders - not an easy task, as he recalled:

'It ended up being desperate! I now know I can't do Johnny's Wall after an hour's climbing!'

Pete Robins on his 100 V points challenge
© Rach Robins

His ticklist was as follows:


Good effort, Pete! Who's brave enough to take on his record? (for charity, go on!)

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