The Walk of Life, Dyers Lookout

E9 Trad climb

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/dyers_lookout-674/the_walk_of_life-113057

A route with a complicated history.

An indirect line called 'Dyer Straits' was originally climbed by Ian Vickers that used quite a few pegs. James Pearson then removed the pegs and added a direct start suggesting the lofty grade of E12. The route was quickly repeated by Dave Macleod (who was injured at the time) who suggested a downgrade to E9.

Media

James Pearson
Dave MacLeod

Ascents

6 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date
James Pearson Lead (Worked) 29 Sep 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxIhHb8TePA

Dave MacLeod Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2009 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2009/01/dave_macleods_tendon_therapy_the_walk_of_life-45540

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPUeQFtjYO0

Dave Birkett Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2010 (approx)

When everything settles down as regards the grade and the hype that surrounds it, it will be heralded as a modern extreme classic of the 21st Century.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2010/05/birkett_repeats_the_walk_of_life_-_full_story-53538

Charlie Woodburn Lead (Worked) 25 Nov 2010

https://www.instagram.com/p/CJW8zcNDcAt/

Ali Kennedy Lead (Worked) 17 Sep 2017

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZMG3hxgc4f/

James McHaffie Lead (Worked) 01 May 2018 (approx)