General Incompetence | E7 Trad climb at Chee Dale Upper

There is some confusion around the name with the route being called General Dismissal in places.

Neil Foster:

Dave Lee was 'the General' (and also 'Chesters', because he came from Chesterfield).

He was a brilliant climber, doing several excellent new routes in Cheedale, and spending a lot of time on the Nettle Buttress line (which I think he got pretty high on, but could never regain that high point).

One day, [Chris] Gore quipped that he was going to do it and call it General Dismissal, which was the first time that (potential) name surfaced.

Dougie [Hall] did the FA, but I don't think he named it.

I'm pretty sure I asked Chesters at the time if he liked General Incompetence, as a light hearted homage to his (ultimately unsuccessful) seige, and he did, thinking it was funny.

That's why it ended up as General Incompetence. [1]



Contributors: remus


1 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dougie Hall Lead | worked 1984
First ascent.

An ascent that was well ahead of it's time with climbing around the ~7c+ mark on trad gear.