MEET

PETE WHITTAKER

1991

BIRTH DATE

20 YEAR

CLIMBING

ENGLISH

NATIONALITY

THE PEAK DISTRICT

LOCAL CLIMBING SPOT

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PETE WHITTAKER

“I don't like losing or giving up.”

PETE WHITTAKER

BIO

Pete grew up in the Peak District just a stone's throw away from Sheffield. Having the Gritstone edges on his doorstep for all his life, he has grasped the opportunity to embrace the outdoors, great landscapes and unique climbing on the Gritstone.

He has taken techniques learnt from his local climbing and has now applied them to great effect all over the world, most notably in the desert areas of Utah on huge roof cracks and the Big Walls of Yosemite in California.

THE INSIGHTS

Why / How Did You Start Climbing: My family

Favorite Climbing Destination: My favorite climbing destination is usually the place where my current projects are.

Memorable Climbing Achievement(s): Training for and climbing Century Crack. First Solo-free ascent of El Cap in under 24hrs. + many many more

In 3 Words What Describes Climbing To You: A Good Challenge 

How Do You Train: I train specifically for projects. If I don't have a project I just climb and don't train.

You Whip, You Slip, You Blow The Move... What Motivates You To Try Again: I don't like losing or giving up.

What Do You Do When You're Not Climbing: See friends, work, table tennis, etc

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MEET

PETE
WHITTAKER

“I don't like losing or giving up.”

PETE WHITTAKER

BIO

Pete grew up in the Peak District just a stone's throw away from Sheffield. Having the Gritstone edges on his doorstep for all his life, he has grasped the opportunity to embrace the outdoors, great landscapes and unique climbing on the Gritstone.

He has taken techniques learnt from his local climbing and has now applied them to great effect all over the world, most notably in the desert areas of Utah on huge roof cracks and the Big Walls of Yosemite in California.

THE INSIGHTS

Why / How Did You Start Climbing: My family

Favorite Climbing Destination: My favorite climbing destination is usually the place where my current projects are.

Memorable Climbing Achievement(s): Training for and climbing Century Crack. First Solo-free ascent of El Cap in under 24hrs. + many many more

In 3 Words What Describes Climbing To You: A Good Challenge 

How Do You Train: I train specifically for projects. If I don't have a project I just climb and don't train.

You Whip, You Slip, You Blow The Move... What Motivates You To Try Again: I don't like losing or giving up.

What Do You Do When You're Not Climbing: See friends, work, table tennis, etc