In the summer of 2011 Pete was narrowly pipped to the post on the first ascent of Megalopa 8c+ down on LPT, but he made good by grabbing the second ascent shortly after and in the process completed the trilogy of 8c+ routes on this challenging crag.
2012 was another good year; in October he completed the stunning Diamond Dogs (8c+) on Little Orme and in the quarries he climbed the super-technical test piece The Dark Tower (8a+), while on Craig Ystumiau he flashed the first ascent of The Last Prince (E7 6c). Pete also started a very fruitful bouldering campaign in the Ogwen Valley, yielding a number of impressive highballs, including a desperate 8B called Isles of Wonder, and in early 2013, the first ascent of the most striking boulder problem in the valley: Snapdragon 8A.
During the summer of 2013 he continued to pick off the big lines on the Llandudno limestone. In June he climbed Pump up the Jam (8c), the infamous Pigeon’s Cave crack project and then in July he forced an outrageous line through the massive 15-meter-long central roof of Pigeon’s Cave before finally turning the lip: Dark Energy (8c+). In August a dabble with some deep water soloing on the Little Orme saw Pete make the first ascent of the Tide is High (8a+).
Being a true all-rounder there was no surprise when Pete joined forces with James McHaffie for a 'Super Sunday' on Dinas Mot in the Llanberis Pass, which resulted in four new trad routes, including Tropic of Cancer, a four pitch E7 7a.
Over the 2013/14 winter Pete turned his attention to the dolerite bouldering crags close to Porth Ysgo on the Lleyn Peninsula and made three stunning first ascents on perfect rock. First to fall was Speak of the Devil (8A), an immaculate line at Far Nefoedd. Pete followed this up with two impressive highballs: The Big Orange (8A) at Trwyn Talfarach and the Bytilith Wall(7C+/8A).
A burst of early spring sunshine prompted more new route activity from Pete on the Little Orme. The Runner Bean (8a+) and Triton& (8b) are both proud lines and great additions to the roster of classic eighth grade routes on the Llandudno limestone.