Weekly Roundup

The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) proposes to amend the Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) which currently do not include those who are paid to lead or teach others in climbing and caving activities in the adventure activity sector. The proposed amendments apply only to people working in the sector and do not affect sport or leisure climbing or caving. Details K2 has had its first ascent since 2004. Italian husband and wife team Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the top last week via the Abruzzi Spur. Dave MacLeod has launched another Blog, this one called Online Climbing Coach. If you are interested in climbing Blogs then check out this planetFear article and directory. Plans are afoot for a huge multi sport venue just outside of Sheffield at the RotherValley Park. YES! will feature all sorts of Extreme Sports, including the world´s largest Ice Wall and the UK´s first artificial canyon. Sounds exciting, but we´ve heard such plans many times before. Check out the website for more details. The Spanish brothers Iker and Eneko Pou have established a very hard sounding multi pitch sport route on the West face of Naranjo De Bulnes, one of the most striking mountains in the Picos De Europa. The six pitch, 250m route has a first pitch of F8c, establishing it as one of the hardest multi pitch routes anywhere, but with the other pitches graded 7b, 6c+, V, 7c and IV it isn´t exactly sustained at that grade. A fine effort nonetheless as it takes plenty of time and enthusiasm to establish such routes in remote mountain settings. Naranjo De Bulnes – West Face Source: 8a.nu We´ve had some news reported to us of a new route at the Cornice, Water Cum Jolly in the Peak. Simon Reed put up Superocity 8a+/8b on the 1st of August: Start up Superfly to break. Move right to jug and straight up wall on crimps and catches to top roof. Move left and over to belay. Good route but not as good as other ´ocity outes and Rumble etc to left. ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–