Dave Pegg


Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8b+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8

Dave sadly took his own life in 2014.

I remember laughing like a drain hearing about him smearing Vaseline on the holds of a project at Kilnsey to stop a French superstar stealing it. [1]

Dave was a lovely guy. I first met him up in Newcastle when I was just starting my climbing career, and kept in touch when he moved to Sheffield. He had lots of time and patience for a shy kid. I was once coming down to sheffield for a competition and Dave offered for me to stay in his room for the weekend. He was going away but, with typical kindness, told me to help myself to anything in his food cupboard. After he left I went to the kitchen to make myself some dinner and opened the cupboard to find six bottles of fat burner pills and a mouldy potato. [2]

https://www.dailycamera.com/2014/11/18/chris-weidner-a-lost-goodbye-to-colorado-climber-dave-pegg/

https://rockandice.com/lates-news/dave-pegg-king-of-rifle-has-died/

https://rockandice.com/lates-news/living-with-a-very-serious-climber/

Features in The Width of Life.

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,25009.msg465272.html#msg465272

[2] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,25009.msg465387.html#msg465387

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Hardest Sport (Worked): 8b+
Hardest Trad (Worked): E8

Dave sadly took his own life in 2014.

I remember laughing like a drain hearing about him smearing Vaseline on the holds of a project at Kilnsey to stop a French superstar stealing it. [1]

Dave was a lovely guy. I first met him up in Newcastle when I was just starting my climbing career, and kept in touch when he moved to Sheffield. He had lots of time and patience for a shy kid. I was once coming down to sheffield for a competition and Dave offered for me to stay in his room for the weekend. He was going away but, with typical kindness, told me to help myself to anything in his food cupboard. After he left I went to the kitchen to make myself some dinner and opened the cupboard to find six bottles of fat burner pills and a mouldy potato. [2]

https://www.dailycamera.com/2014/11/18/chris-weidner-a-lost-goodbye-to-colorado-climber-dave-pegg/

https://rockandice.com/lates-news/dave-pegg-king-of-rifle-has-died/

https://rockandice.com/lates-news/living-with-a-very-serious-climber/

Features in The Width of Life.

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,25009.msg465272.html#msg465272

[2] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,25009.msg465387.html#msg465387


Pics + Vids

Added at 19:02 on 20 February 2021
MaDMAn (E8, FA)
Added at 19:01 on 31 January 2021

Ascents

13 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
1987 Breathless E6 (Lead) 21 May 1987

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043676452518

1988
1989 Mind Bomb E7 (Lead) 17 Aug 1989
1990 Gigantic E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 1990 (approx)
The Possessed E7 (Lead) 22 Jul 1990

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115413436582209

1991
1992
1993 Dalliance 8b+ (Lead) 30 Aug 1993

Dave smeared vaseline on the top holds to fend off any attempts by a visiting frenchman!

1994 Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 (Lead) 02 Feb 1994

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414163248803

MaDMAn E8 (Lead) 01 Jun 1994 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414379915448

Three Blind Mice E7 (Lead) 03 Sep 1994

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414813248738

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dalliance 8b+ (Lead) 30 Aug 1993

Dave smeared vaseline on the top holds to fend off any attempts by a visiting frenchman!

Austrian Oak 8b (Lead)

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Predator 8b (Lead)

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

The Yorkshire Ripper 8b (Lead)

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Gigantic E8 (Lead) 01 Jan 1990 (approx)
MaDMAn E8 (Lead) 01 Jun 1994 (approx)

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414379915448

Heart Beat City E8 (Lead)
Mind Bomb E7 (Lead) 17 Aug 1989
The Possessed E7 (Lead) 22 Jul 1990

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115413436582209

Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 (Lead) 02 Feb 1994

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414163248803

Three Blind Mice E7 (Lead) 03 Sep 1994

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.115413049915581/115414813248738

Breathless E6 (Lead) 21 May 1987

https://www.facebook.com/rockarchivist/photos/a.150043076452578/150043676452518

Goliath E4 (Solo Did not finish)

Dave Thomas recalls:

He'd made the trip out to Burbage before the rest of us, and when we arrived, we all waved back to Dave, who was waving to us from the edge. We dived into the quarry to muck about for a while. When we came out and started walking up to the edge, Dave was still waving and yelling, hugging the chockstone on Goliath, having tried to solo it. We found it very funny! [1]

[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,31629.msg649948.html#msg649948

Climb Grade FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade