Pete Livesey


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

Contributors: remus

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

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

Added at 18:08 on 30 August 2021
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 Style Ascent Date
1971 Jenny Wren E5 Alternate Leads | worked 1971
First ascent.
Face Route E3 Lead | worked Oct 1971
1972
1973 Wellington Crack E4 Lead | worked Apr 1973
1974 Right Wall E5 Lead | worked 1974
First ascent.
Footless Crow E6 Lead | worked 19th Apr 1974
First ascent.
1975
1976 Cream E4 Lead | worked 1976
First ascent.
1977 Mossdale Trip E6 Lead | worked 1977
First ascent.
Downhill Racer E4 Lead | worked 13th Mar 1977
First ascent.

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

1978
1979 Zero E7 Lead | worked Jul 1979
First ascent.
1980 The Golden Mile E5 Lead | worked Jul 1980
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Zero E7 Lead | worked Jul 1979
First ascent.
Footless Crow E6 Lead | worked 19th Apr 1974
First ascent.
Mossdale Trip E6 Lead | worked 1977
First ascent.
Das Kapital E6 Lead | worked
First ascent.
Jenny Wren E5 Alternate Leads | worked 1971
First ascent.
Right Wall E5 Lead | worked 1974
First ascent.
The Golden Mile E5 Lead | worked Jul 1980
First ascent.
Liberator E5 Alternate Leads | worked
Cream E4 Lead | worked 1976
First ascent.
Downhill Racer E4 Lead | worked 13th Mar 1977
First ascent.

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 | worked Apr 1973
Face Route E3 Lead | worked Oct 1971
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade