Andy Pollitt

Features in Statement of Youth.

North Stack Wall, 1980s.


Media

Andy Pollitt
Added at 09:02 on 07 February 2021
Andy Pollitt
Added at 08:02 on 26 February 2021
The Hollow Man (E8, FA)
Added at 22:03 on 07 March 2021
Space Case (E6, FA)
Added at 22:03 on 08 March 2021
Flash Dance (E5, FA)
Added at 08:03 on 09 March 2021
For Whom the Bell Tolls (E6, FA)
Added at 08:03 on 09 March 2021
Skinhead Moonstomp (E6, FA)
Added at 08:03 on 09 March 2021
Skinhead Moonstomp (E6, FA)
Added at 08:03 on 09 March 2021
Mammoth Direct (E6, FA)
Added at 08:03 on 09 March 2021
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (E9, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 26 January 2021
Teenage Kicks (E6, FA)
Added at 22:03 on 10 March 2021
The Dillusioned Screw Machine (E6, FA)
Added at 11:03 on 13 March 2021
Fingerlicker Direct (E6, FA)
Added at 15:03 on 14 March 2021
Boot Boys (8a+, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 26 January 2021
Knocked Out Loaded (E6, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 26 January 2021
The Whore of Babylon (8a, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 26 January 2021
Out of My Tree (8a, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 26 January 2021
The Spider (8a, FA)
Added at 08:01 on 26 January 2021
Arch Enemies (7c+, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 26 January 2021
Masters of the Universe (E7, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 26 January 2021
Ruby Fruit Jungle (8a, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 26 January 2021
Thormen's Moth (8a, FA)
Added at 12:01 on 26 January 2021
Strawberries (E7)
Added at 08:02 on 26 February 2021
Knockin' on Heaven's Door (E9, FA)
Added at 08:02 on 26 February 2021
Fingerlicker Direct (E6, FA)
Added at 17:03 on 20 March 2021
A Midsummer Night's Dream (E6)
Added at 17:03 on 20 March 2021
Skinhead Moonstomp (E6, FA)
Added at 05:10 on 27 October 2021

Ascents

28 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
1982 Fingerlicker Direct E6 (Lead) 29 May 1982

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115298749927011/115300946593458

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=115864739870412&set=a.115862679870618

A Midsummer Night's Dream E6 (Lead) 30 May 1982

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=115864769870409&set=a.115862679870618

The Dillusioned Screw Machine E6 (Lead) 27 Jul 1982

With 1pt of aid.

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.149994316457454/149994789790740

1983 Psyche 'n' Burn E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)
Flash Dance E5 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116372176486335

Zero E7 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)

Second ascent.

Again with Paul [Williams], the second ascent of Pete Livesey’s Zero – a genuine frightener on Idwal’s Suicide Wall. On my first attempt, facing a ground fall from about seventy feet, my left index finger ended up in the pocket that my hex 3 needed to be in. Committing to the ‘dead-point’ principle, I pulled my finger out with a ‘pop’ and hurriedly stacked the little nut upright to cam it in the pocket, then grabbed it and clipped my rope in. On reaching the ground after a rapid but gentle lower-off, the nut must’ve come out of tension so slid all the way back down to the bottom … along with my rope a second or two later! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/andy_pollitt_-punk_in_the_gym-_exclusive_extract-8314

Space Case E6 (Lead) 02 Jun 1983

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116371153153104

1984 Skinhead Moonstomp E6 (Lead) 12 Apr 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373223152897

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373246486228

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/4520398724692934

For Whom the Bell Tolls E6 (Lead) 29 Apr 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373066486246

Mammoth E5 (Lead) 20 May 1984

First all free ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/gogarth_north_stack_and_main_cliff-598/mammoth-4286

Mammoth Direct E6 (Lead) 26 May 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373369819549

Teenage Kicks E6 (Lead) 28 Aug 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116374329819453

1985
1986 The Bells! The Bells! E7 (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 1986 (approx)

Second ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/publications/other_publications/the_bells_the_bells__an_extract_from_andy_pollitts_punk_in_the_gym-12110

The Hollow Man E8 (Lead) 02 Oct 1986

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.149995619790657/149996006457285

1987 Knocked Out Loaded E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1987 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043406452545

Boot Boys 8a+ (Lead) 01 Jan 1987 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043346452551

The Whore of Babylon 8a (Lead) 28 May 1987

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043733119179

Out of My Tree 8a (Lead) 20 Jun 1987

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043746452511

The Spider 8a (Lead Did not finish) 02 Aug 1987

1 pt aid, ~E5.

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044049785814

Arch Enemies 7c+ (Lead) 09 Dec 1987

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044706452415

1988 Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 (Lead) 02 Mar 1988

Climbed from the right with a pre-placed peg.

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044826452403

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/3416013038464847

Masters of the Universe E7 (Lead) 07 Apr 1988

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044933119059

Ruby Fruit Jungle 8a (Lead) 19 May 1988

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150045239785695

Thormen's Moth 8a (Lead) 16 Jun 1988

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150045409785678

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Zero 8B (Lead)

Second ascent.

Again with Paul [Williams] , the second ascent of Pete Livesey’s Zero – a genuine frightener on Idwal’s Suicide Wall. On my first attempt, facing a ground fall from about seventy feet, my left index finger ended up in the pocket that my hex 3 needed to be in. Committing to the ‘dead-point’ principle, I pulled my finger out with a ‘pop’ and hurriedly stacked the little nut upright to cam it in the pocket, then grabbed it and clipped my rope in. On reaching the ground after a rapid but gentle lower-off, the nut must’ve come out of tension so slid all the way back down to the bottom … along with my rope a second or two later! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/andy_pollitt_-punk_in_the_gym-_exclusive_extract-8314

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Knockin' on Heaven's Door E9 (Lead) 02 Mar 1988

Climbed from the right with a pre-placed peg.

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044826452403

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/3416013038464847

The Hollow Man E8 (Lead) 02 Oct 1986

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.149995619790657/149996006457285

Masters of the Universe E7 (Lead) 07 Apr 1988

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150044933119059

Zero E7 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)

Second ascent.

Again with Paul [Williams], the second ascent of Pete Livesey’s Zero – a genuine frightener on Idwal’s Suicide Wall. On my first attempt, facing a ground fall from about seventy feet, my left index finger ended up in the pocket that my hex 3 needed to be in. Committing to the ‘dead-point’ principle, I pulled my finger out with a ‘pop’ and hurriedly stacked the little nut upright to cam it in the pocket, then grabbed it and clipped my rope in. On reaching the ground after a rapid but gentle lower-off, the nut must’ve come out of tension so slid all the way back down to the bottom … along with my rope a second or two later! [1]

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/andy_pollitt_-punk_in_the_gym-_exclusive_extract-8314

The Bells! The Bells! E7 (Lead Onsight) 01 Jan 1986 (approx)

Second ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/publications/other_publications/the_bells_the_bells__an_extract_from_andy_pollitts_punk_in_the_gym-12110

Eye of the Tiger E7 (Lead)

Andy made an early repeat of the line.

Strawberries E7 (Lead)

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/3454948037904680

Fingerlicker Direct E6 (Lead) 29 May 1982

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115298749927011/115300946593458

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=115864739870412&set=a.115862679870618

The Dillusioned Screw Machine E6 (Lead) 27 Jul 1982

With 1pt of aid.

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.149994316457454/149994789790740

Space Case E6 (Lead) 02 Jun 1983

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116371153153104

Skinhead Moonstomp E6 (Lead) 12 Apr 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373223152897

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373246486228

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/4520398724692934

For Whom the Bell Tolls E6 (Lead) 29 Apr 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373066486246

Mammoth Direct E6 (Lead) 26 May 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116373369819549

Teenage Kicks E6 (Lead) 28 Aug 1984

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116374329819453

Knocked Out Loaded E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1987 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043406452545

A Midsummer Night's Dream E6 (Lead) 30 May 1982

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=115864769870409&set=a.115862679870618

Psyche 'n' Burn E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)
Flash Dance E5 (Lead) 01 Jan 1983 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.116371059819780/116372176486335

Mammoth E5 (Lead) 20 May 1984

First all free ascent.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crags/gogarth_north_stack_and_main_cliff-598/mammoth-4286

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date