Climbing News Round Up

Misbehavior at High Tor, Derbyshire Kate Anwyl reports on the BMC website that the local council are once again concerned about climbing at the historical limestone crag. Derbyshire Dales District Council has reported a recent incident where a climber was seen installing bolts on a sport route at High Tor, Matlock.  This involved removing some hawthorn at the top of the crag, deliberately placed to discourage abseiling.  High Tor is a sensitive area and climbers are asked to contact the local BMC access rep in future.High Tor has been the seen of at least one fatal accident in recent years and many near misses, often because members of the public like to throw things of the top of the crag. It?s a good idea to wear a helmet whilst climbing there! Source BMC BMC Leading Ladder ? Westway Starts Mon 22 Rob Adie reports, also on the BMC website, that the fourth round of the BMC Leading Ladder starts Monday 22 October at the Westway Sports Centre, London.   Running from Monday 22 to Sunday 4 November, there will be 6 Leading Ladder routes (F6b, 6c, 7a, 7b, 7c, 8a) set at the Westway Sports Centre, London for anyone to have a go at.  All you have to do is pay £1 for a scorecard and fill it in according to how many attempts you took to do each of the graded routes.A full list of rules and guidelines can be found here. The fifth round of the Leading Ladder is to be held at the Foundry, Sheffield and runs from the 29 October to 11 November. Source BMC Ethan Pringle Excellent Onsight Form Earlier this week Ethan Pringle, from San Fransico in the US, was in fine form at Rodellar in Spain onsighting Pequena Estrella (8b+). In the five days before that he had onsighted a further seven 8b?s and made a quick redpoint of an 8c+. Source: