Pete Livesey


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Notable Partnerships
Ron Fawcett

One thing that one sees in climbing is that over the period of years influential figures come along...and because of their activities they seem to trigger other people off, and I think that Livesey is one of these. Ok he may not be the finest climber, maybe there are others that are better, but his activities were so widespread, diverse and sensational in nature that people were talking about it. He was the controversial figure of the day. [1]

Livsey was an early proponent of training for climbing, a practice that was then taken on board and used to great affect by the following generation of climbers including Ron Fawcett, Jerry Moffatt and Ben Moon.

Mick Ward:

In running, kayaking and caving, he'd been prevented from being the absolute best by lack of natural talent. Pete looked at climbing more carefully, saw an athletic curve just beginning to take off, knew the time was ripe for him to make his move. [2]

References

[1] Ken Wilson in Rock Athlete

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/the_stone_children_-_cutting_edge_climbing_in_the_1970s-13297

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Trad (Worked): E7
Notable Partnerships
Ron Fawcett

One thing that one sees in climbing is that over the period of years influential figures come along...and because of their activities they seem to trigger other people off, and I think that Livesey is one of these. Ok he may not be the finest climber, maybe there are others that are better, but his activities were so widespread, diverse and sensational in nature that people were talking about it. He was the controversial figure of the day. [1]

Livsey was an early proponent of training for climbing, a practice that was then taken on board and used to great affect by the following generation of climbers including Ron Fawcett, Jerry Moffatt and Ben Moon.

Mick Ward:

In running, kayaking and caving, he'd been prevented from being the absolute best by lack of natural talent. Pete looked at climbing more carefully, saw an athletic curve just beginning to take off, knew the time was ripe for him to make his move. [2]

References

[1] Ken Wilson in Rock Athlete

[2] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/the_stone_children_-_cutting_edge_climbing_in_the_1970s-13297


Pics + Vids

Pete Livesey
Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
Pete Livesey
Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
Face Route (E3, FA)
Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
Wellington Crack (E4)
Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
Downhill Racer (E4, FA)
Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
Wellington Crack (E4)
Added at 17:02 on 26 February 2021
Liberator (E5)
Added at 09:07 on 03 July 2021

Ascents

12 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
1971 Jenny Wren E5 (Alternate Leads) 01 Jan 1971 (approx)
Face Route E3 (Lead) 01 Oct 1971 (approx)

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=120

1972
1973 Wellington Crack E4 (Lead) 01 Apr 1973 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/1727240644008770

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=611

1974 Right Wall E5 (Lead) 01 Jan 1974 (approx)
Footless Crow E6 (Lead) 19 Apr 1974
1975
1976 Cream E4 (Lead) 01 Jan 1976 (approx)
1977 Downhill Racer E4 (Lead) 01 Jan 1977 (approx)

A controversial ascent as holds were chipped prior to it being climbed, though Livesey never admitted to the chipping.

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=934

Mossdale Trip E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1977 (approx)
1978
1979 Zero E7 (Lead) 01 Jul 1979 (approx)
1980 The Golden Mile E5 (Lead) 01 Jul 1980 (approx)
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date
Zero E7 (Lead) 01 Jul 1979 (approx)
Footless Crow E6 (Lead) 19 Apr 1974
Mossdale Trip E6 (Lead) 01 Jan 1977 (approx)
Das Kapital E6 (Lead)
Jenny Wren E5 (Alternate Leads) 01 Jan 1971 (approx)
Right Wall E5 (Lead) 01 Jan 1974 (approx)
The Golden Mile E5 (Lead) 01 Jul 1980 (approx)
Liberator E5 (Alternate Leads)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAm10A3QFBo

Cream E4 (Lead) 01 Jan 1976 (approx)
Downhill Racer E4 (Lead) 01 Jan 1977 (approx)

A controversial ascent as holds were chipped prior to it being climbed, though Livesey never admitted to the chipping.

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=934

Wellington Crack E4 (Lead) 01 Apr 1973 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/climbing.in.the.80s/photos/a.270388289694020/1727240644008770

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=611

Face Route E3 (Lead) 01 Oct 1971 (approx)

https://youtu.be/dnGh-hggvxs?t=120

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date