Tom Randall


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Notable Partnerships
Pete Whittaker
Social Media

One half of WideBoyz.

https://vimeo.com/user1577469

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Boulder (Worked): 8B
Hardest Trad (Worked): E10
Notable Partnerships
Pete Whittaker
Social Media

Podcasts


Pics + Vids

The Kraken (8B, FA)
Added at 11:01 on 09 January 2021
The Pura Pura (E10, FA)
Added at 19:01 on 15 January 2021
Greenspit (E9)
Added at 21:01 on 15 January 2021
Pure Now (E9, FA)
Added at 12:12 on 13 December 2022
Appointment with Death (E9)
Added at 16:07 on 09 July 2021
The Great Rift (E10, FA)
View this post on Instagram

Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
The Great Rift (E10, FA)
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Added at 19:12 on 08 December 2021
London Wall (E5)
Added at 08:09 on 04 September 2021
Once Upon a Time in the Southwest (E9)
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Added at 19:09 on 27 September 2021
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022
All Elements (8A, FA)
Added at 17:07 on 24 July 2022
La Fuerza de la Gravedad (E9)
Added at 10:10 on 26 October 2022
The Master's Edge (E7)
Added at 22:11 on 20 November 2022

Ascents

22 recorded ascents.

This timeline is missing some ascents where the date of the ascent is unknown. Use the other tabs to view these ascents.
Year Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
2008 All Elements 8A (Boulder) 29th February 2008

After 60 days spread over 5 years!

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2008/02/tom_randall_climbs_amazing_20ft+_ceiling_crack_near_bath-42811

https://vimeo.com/4384027

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

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

Greenspit E9 (Lead) 31st July 2009

Third ascent.

https://vimeo.com/5897862

2010
2011 The Master's Edge E7 (Lead) 2011

Since making this ascent Tom and Pete Whittaker have made it a tradition to reclimb the route each year on their birthday, usually in some sort of fancy dress. For example, they've climbed it in fat suits, dressed as minions and even as a multipitch.

References

[1] Tom's first ascent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtKLXSGjop4

Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) October 2011
Century Crack E10 (Lead) November 2011

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

2012
2013 Nah'han E8 (Lead) 2013
My Kai E8 (Lead) 2013
Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) September 2013
2014 The Pura Pura E10 (Lead) 2014

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-pura-pura-project/

https://vimeo.com/99564444

Captain Invincible E9 (Lead) 28th February 2014

Third ascent. All gear placed on lead.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/03/big_news_on_the_grit_dynamics_of_change_and_captain_invincible-68756

Pure Now E9 (Lead) 16th March 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXxbqJ-5xA

Dina Crac E9 (Lead) 15th August 2014

I think this particular crack project has been one of the biggest struggles for me, due to a combination of factors. The climbing is really quite hard, the conditions on the line are incredibly fickle and the moves are so complicated that each time I would come down, I’d waste at least half a day remembering how to move my body. The route starts up a very strange and steep 2 bolt sport route which is more like climbing a long boulder problem. This then gives you access to an 80 degree finger roof crack. The sequence through the roof is around V10 and involves amazing spins on finger jams, an undercut mono-style move and some funky heel action. All of this has to be stopped in the middle of though, to place two micro nuts, which caused me problems on a few occasions! [1]

[1] https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/dina-crac-e9-7a-welsh-limestone-trad/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/08/new_e9_7a_roof_crack_for_tom_randall_-_dina_crac-69120

2015 The Kraken 8B (Boulder) August 2015

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/the-hartland-roof-crack-project-the-kraken-v13/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8fonckprnE

The Final Round E9 (Lead) September 2015
2016
2017
2018
2019 La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 (Lead) 2019

Third ascent. Tom found a knee bar on the crux section which he felt reduced the grade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFjKjCN7Pc

Necronomicon E9 (Lead) April 2019

I was really pleased to get this line done, as me and Pete [Whittaker] don't always end up doing that many repeats in the area as we're so obsessed with FAs. In a way, it's nice to calibrate our recent developments and remind ourselves that other people have contributed hard lines and that we should all continually cross-pollinate for difficulty and quality! Fortunately, we've been training thin hands in the last two months, so this was a perfect line at the perfect time. I opted to place extra pieces in the runout middle crux, whereas Pete did his usual "go all-in" and I'm not sure how far he'd have been off the ground if he'd blown it at the end! [1]

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

2020
2021 Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 26th September 2021

Fast forward a decade and I accidentally (or was it by necessity?) starting singing Ava Max “Kings & Queens” to myself on Once Up A Time down in Devon. Almost instantly, I just got lost in the words and the movement flow combo. Literally everything just connected together and what (for me) was quite an intimidating climb became ridiculously fun and engaging. I almost wanted the whole thing to never end. [1]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVVcwes1-Q/

The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) November 2021

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

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

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Century Crack E10 (Lead) November 2011

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

The Pura Pura E10 (Lead) 2014

https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/the-pura-pura-project/

https://vimeo.com/99564444

The Great Rift E10 (Alternate Leads) November 2021

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

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

Pure Now E9 (Lead) 16th March 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHXxbqJ-5xA

Dina Crac E9 (Lead) 15th August 2014

I think this particular crack project has been one of the biggest struggles for me, due to a combination of factors. The climbing is really quite hard, the conditions on the line are incredibly fickle and the moves are so complicated that each time I would come down, I’d waste at least half a day remembering how to move my body. The route starts up a very strange and steep 2 bolt sport route which is more like climbing a long boulder problem. This then gives you access to an 80 degree finger roof crack. The sequence through the roof is around V10 and involves amazing spins on finger jams, an undercut mono-style move and some funky heel action. All of this has to be stopped in the middle of though, to place two micro nuts, which caused me problems on a few occasions! [1]

[1] https://tomrandallclimbing.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/dina-crac-e9-7a-welsh-limestone-trad/

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/08/new_e9_7a_roof_crack_for_tom_randall_-_dina_crac-69120

The Final Round E9 (Lead) September 2015
Greenspit E9 (Lead) 31st July 2009

Third ascent.

https://vimeo.com/5897862

Cobra Crack E9 (Lead) September 2013
Captain Invincible E9 (Lead) 28th February 2014 E9

Third ascent. All gear placed on lead.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2014/03/big_news_on_the_grit_dynamics_of_change_and_captain_invincible-68756

La Fuerza de la Gravedad E9 (Lead) 2019 8b

Third ascent. Tom found a knee bar on the crux section which he felt reduced the grade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGFjKjCN7Pc

Necronomicon E9 (Lead) April 2019

I was really pleased to get this line done, as me and Pete [Whittaker] don't always end up doing that many repeats in the area as we're so obsessed with FAs. In a way, it's nice to calibrate our recent developments and remind ourselves that other people have contributed hard lines and that we should all continually cross-pollinate for difficulty and quality! Fortunately, we've been training thin hands in the last two months, so this was a perfect line at the perfect time. I opted to place extra pieces in the runout middle crux, whereas Pete did his usual "go all-in" and I'm not sure how far he'd have been off the ground if he'd blown it at the end! [1]

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

Once Upon a Time in the Southwest E9 (Lead) 26th September 2021

Fast forward a decade and I accidentally (or was it by necessity?) starting singing Ava Max “Kings & Queens” to myself on Once Up A Time down in Devon. Almost instantly, I just got lost in the words and the movement flow combo. Literally everything just connected together and what (for me) was quite an intimidating climb became ridiculously fun and engaging. I almost wanted the whole thing to never end. [1]

[1] https://www.instagram.com/p/CUVVcwes1-Q/

Appointment with Death E9 (Lead)

https://vimeo.com/72363928

Mechanical Bull E9 (Lead)
Nah'han E8 (Lead) 2013
My Kai E8 (Lead) 2013
Belly Full of Bad Berries E8 (Lead) October 2011
Gobbler's Roof E7 (Lead) 22nd April 2009

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

The Master's Edge E7 (Lead) 2011

Since making this ascent Tom and Pete Whittaker have made it a tradition to reclimb the route each year on their birthday, usually in some sort of fancy dress. For example, they've climbed it in fat suits, dressed as minions and even as a multipitch.

References

[1] Tom's first ascent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtKLXSGjop4

London Wall E5 (Solo)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjI3bFNJKaA

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade