Pete Whittaker


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E8
Hardest Trad (Flash): E9
Notable Partnerships
Tom Randall
Social Media

One half of the WideBoyz.

Features in Without a Partner: Rope Solo of El Cap in Under 24rhs

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8c+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E11
Hardest Trad (Onsight): E8
Hardest Trad (Flash): E9
Notable Partnerships
Tom Randall
Social Media

Podcasts


Pics + Vids

Added at 17:01 on 13 January 2021
Sleepy Hollow (E10, FA)
Added at 11:12 on 19 December 2020
Dynamics of Change (E9, FA)
Added at 10:01 on 14 January 2021
French Duke (E9)
Added at 17:01 on 24 January 2021
Silence (9c)
Added at 19:07 on 08 July 2021
The Great Rift (E10, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
Sleepy Hollow (E10, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
Baron Greenback (E9, FA)
Added at 10:07 on 19 July 2021
The Recovery Drink (E11)
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Added at 14:07 on 13 July 2022
Baron Greenback Direct (E10, FA)
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Added at 07:07 on 21 July 2022
The Kraken (8B)
Added at 17:07 on 24 July 2022
Bar Wars (E8, FA)
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Added at 13:09 on 26 September 2022
Bar Wars (E8, FA)
Added at 13:09 on 26 September 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 06:10 on 27 October 2022
Ronny Medelsvensson (E9)
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Added at 16:10 on 27 October 2022

Ascents

25 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2008 Grandad's Slab E7 (Lead) 5th January 2008

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840480406171

Captain Calamity E7 (Lead) 1st March 2008

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840547072831

Dynamics of Change E9 (Lead) 14th March 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7dPa2MGqhE

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840543739498

2009 Silent Scream E7 (Lead) 7th March 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840760406143

Gobbler's Roof E7 (Lead) 22nd April 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840783739474

Inspiration Dedication E8 (Lead) 13th September 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840840406135

2010 French Duke E9 (Lead) 1st March 2010 (approx)

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

Greenspit E9 (Lead) 1st August 2010 (approx)
2011 The Master's Edge E7 (Lead Flash) 1st January 2011 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn_nLKA0aE

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead Flash) 16th October 2011 (approx)
Century Crack E10 (Lead) 1st November 2011 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/11/wideboyz_climb_century_crack_placing_gear-64870

2012
2013 Baron Greenback E9 (Lead) 4th March 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2es_JX_Hcw

Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) 1st September 2013 (approx)
Sleepy Hollow E10 (Lead) 8th December 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ACI7nnd5g

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXOwn9-oqwC/

2014 Baron Greenback Direct E10 (Lead) 31st March 2014

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCqItM7gmoZ/

2015 Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 2nd June 2015
The Complete Scream E8 (Lead Onsight) 21st June 2015 (approx)
2016
2017
2018
2019 Necronomicon E9 (Lead) 1st April 2019 (approx)

I was pleased with our successes on this one. When one person gets it it's great, but it always feels like a job half-done, so it was good that we both did it one after the other on the same day. It felt like a little inner personal achievement to me. [1]

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/04/roof_crack_repeat_by_randall_and_whittaker_-_necronomicon_513d14a-71912

The Recovery Drink E11 (Lead) 15th August 2019 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/08/third_ascent_of_recovery_drink_by_pete_whittaker-72032

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Of9IDo5OG/

Ronny Medelsvensson E9 (Lead Flash) 20th August 2019 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Vqvg7FBYY/

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/08/pete_whittaker_flashes_ronny_medelsvensson_trad_8b-72038

2020 Silence 9c (Lead Did not finish) 1st January 2020 (approx)

Pete had a little play on the crack section to see if he could work out a sequence.

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

2021 The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) 23rd November 2021 (approx)

Will it see repeats?

Pete: No. I would absolutely love it if someone did. Honestly I would love it! But it's a fairly short list of candidates, and even then, they'd still need to put some training time in, and they'd need a partner of a same standard. And then to go through the whole recce, access, police thing again.

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

2022 The Kraken 8B (Boulder) 20th June 2022

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfJWkIMjBSQ/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-kEPWFQGU

Bar Wars E8 (Lead) 1st September 2022 (approx)

On trying to find a partner for the line:

He [George Smith] kept giving me phone numbers of other climbers. Calum [Muskett] managed to bring in the excuse that he was becoming a Dad. However, I eventually managed to rope Zippy [Mark Pretty] into a trip down there. Fortunately for him, the swell was way too big and we couldn't even make it to the base of the first pitch.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci8JBrcMzVt/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/09/massive_new_gogarth_e8_roof_crack_by_pete_whittaker_-_bar_wars-73154

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFDrzUL8srU

La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 (Lead Flash) 1st October 2022 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/10/8b_trad_roof_crack_flash_in_spain_by_pete_whittaker-73178

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Silence 9c (Lead Did not finish) 1st January 2020 (approx)

Pete had a little play on the crack section to see if he could work out a sequence.

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

Kaa'bah 8c+ (Lead) 2nd June 2015
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Kraken 8B (Boulder) 20th June 2022

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CfJWkIMjBSQ/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc-kEPWFQGU

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
The Recovery Drink E11 (Lead) 15th August 2019 (approx)

Third ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/08/third_ascent_of_recovery_drink_by_pete_whittaker-72032

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Of9IDo5OG/

Century Crack E10 (Lead) 1st November 2011 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2011/11/wideboyz_climb_century_crack_placing_gear-64870

Sleepy Hollow E10 (Lead) 8th December 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ACI7nnd5g

https://www.instagram.com/p/CXOwn9-oqwC/

Baron Greenback Direct E10 (Lead) 31st March 2014

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCqItM7gmoZ/

The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) 23rd November 2021 (approx)

Will it see repeats?

Pete: No. I would absolutely love it if someone did. Honestly I would love it! But it's a fairly short list of candidates, and even then, they'd still need to put some training time in, and they'd need a partner of a same standard. And then to go through the whole recce, access, police thing again.

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

Dynamics of Change E9 (Lead) 14th March 2008

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7dPa2MGqhE

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840543739498

Baron Greenback E9 (Lead) 4th March 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2es_JX_Hcw

French Duke E9 (Lead) 1st March 2010 (approx)

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

Greenspit E9 (Lead) 1st August 2010 (approx)
Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) 1st September 2013 (approx)
Necronomicon E9 (Lead) 1st April 2019 (approx)

I was pleased with our successes on this one. When one person gets it it's great, but it always feels like a job half-done, so it was good that we both did it one after the other on the same day. It felt like a little inner personal achievement to me. [1]

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/04/roof_crack_repeat_by_randall_and_whittaker_-_necronomicon_513d14a-71912

Ronny Medelsvensson E9 (Lead Flash) 20th August 2019 (approx)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Vqvg7FBYY/

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2019/08/pete_whittaker_flashes_ronny_medelsvensson_trad_8b-72038

La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 (Lead Flash) 1st October 2022 (approx)

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/10/8b_trad_roof_crack_flash_in_spain_by_pete_whittaker-73178

Inspiration Dedication E8 (Lead) 13th September 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840840406135

Bar Wars E8 (Lead) 1st September 2022 (approx)

On trying to find a partner for the line:

He [George Smith] kept giving me phone numbers of other climbers. Calum [Muskett] managed to bring in the excuse that he was becoming a Dad. However, I eventually managed to rope Zippy [Mark Pretty] into a trip down there. Fortunately for him, the swell was way too big and we couldn't even make it to the base of the first pitch.

References

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/Ci8JBrcMzVt/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2022/09/massive_new_gogarth_e8_roof_crack_by_pete_whittaker_-_bar_wars-73154

[3] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFDrzUL8srU

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead Flash) 16th October 2011 (approx)
The Complete Scream E8 (Lead Onsight) 21st June 2015 (approx)
Grandad's Slab E7 (Lead) 5th January 2008

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840480406171

Captain Calamity E7 (Lead) 1st March 2008

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840547072831

Silent Scream E7 (Lead) 7th March 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840760406143

Gobbler's Roof E7 (Lead) 22nd April 2009

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.143839010406318/143840783739474

The Master's Edge E7 (Lead Flash) 1st January 2011 (approx)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn_nLKA0aE

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade