Dave Pegg

8a.nu

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]

References

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

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

[3] Features in The Width of Life

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

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

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

Contributors: remus

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]

References

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

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

[3] Features in The Width of Life

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

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

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

Contributors: remus

Pics + Vids

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

Ascents

15 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
1987 Breathless E6 Lead | worked 21st May 1987
1988
1989 Mind Bomb E7 Lead | worked 17th Aug 1989
First ascent.
1990 Gigantic E8 Lead | worked 1990
First ascent.
The Possessed E7 Lead | worked 22nd Jul 1990
1991 Austrian Oak 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

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

The Yorkshire Ripper 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

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

Predator 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

References

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

1992
1993 Dalliance 8b+ Lead | worked 30th Aug 1993
First ascent.

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

1994 Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 Lead | worked 2nd Feb 1994
MaDMAn E8 Lead | worked Jun 1994
First ascent.
Three Blind Mice E7 Lead | worked 3rd Sep 1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013 100 Proof 8a+ Lead | worked 15th Jun 2013
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Dalliance 8b+ Lead | worked 30th Aug 1993
First ascent.

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

Austrian Oak 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

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

The Yorkshire Ripper 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

Pre-1991. [1]

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

Predator 8b Lead | worked Before 1st Jan 1991

References

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

100 Proof 8a+ Lead | worked 15th Jun 2013
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Gigantic E8 Lead | worked 1990
First ascent.
MaDMAn E8 Lead | worked Jun 1994
First ascent.
Heart Beat City E8 Lead | worked
First ascent.
Mind Bomb E7 Lead | worked 17th Aug 1989
First ascent.
The Possessed E7 Lead | worked 22nd Jul 1990
Dick Van Dyke Goes Ballistic E7 Lead | worked 2nd Feb 1994
Three Blind Mice E7 Lead | worked 3rd Sep 1994
Flattery E7 Lead | worked
First ascent.
Breathless E6 Lead | worked 21st May 1987
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]

References

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

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade