Millennium Arch (5.14): A once-in-a- lifetime 300ft roof for WideBoyz
- Thursday 6th August 2020 at 11.03am
Oct 13th; 2016
As WideBoyz Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker continue their quest on The Crucifix project they have been distracted by 300ft roof.
Pete Whittaker dwarfed on the Millennium Arch. Pete has completed about 180ft of the roof at this point. Photo Mike Hutton.
Posting on FaceBook, Tom described their latest conquest: “we got distracted by one very, very big roof. This one is a once-in-a-lifetime climb as it's not every day you get to annihilate yourself on a 300ft roof crack.”
Tom and Pete are – as we know - renowned for seeking out the massive challenges. Earlier in the month they climbed a 180 foot roof pitch which crossed their mega project, The Crucifix. Click here for our report on their ascent of Crown of Thorns (5.14a). At that time they thought that was the biggest roof pitch in the world but it appears that their latest find dwarfs that pitch.
Tom again on The Millennium Arch: “Myself and Pete both lost feeling in a couple of fingers through trying so hard, had to untie from the rope mid ascent (ran out of rope) and got absolutely toasted in an upside-down marathon. The Millennium Arch, 5.14 is quite a special little route and required some serious teamwork motivation and psyche to get done.”
Stay tuned for more details…