Elder Statesman | E8 Trad climb at Curbar Edge


Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

Steve McClure
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021
Steve McClure
Added at 07:06 on 15 June 2024
Steve Dunning
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021
Michele Caminati
Added at 12:01 on 30 January 2021


4 recorded ascents.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Steve McClure Lead | worked 2nd Mar 2004
First ascent.

Steve used 3 ropes on the first ascent. This turned out to be a very wise choice!


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDTAKVUE_g4

Steve Dunning Lead | worked 2004
Second ascent.

I watched Steve Dunning do the second ascent. Connies were impressively miserable, windy and showery, I was having difficulty removing hands from pockets to attempt something 17 grades easier. He cheated his way up Elder Crack though, face-climbing around it and never once getting in and grovelling in the approved sequence. [1]


[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg396121.html#msg396121

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TPtpRlgzQ

Michele Caminati Lead | worked 27th Mar 2017

While repeating the route for photos Michele took a horrendous rope snapping fall.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9Wzx-9JzsI

James Pearson Lead | worked