/ NEW ARTICLE: Obituary: George Shields, 1930 -2012

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UKC Articles - on 11 Feb 2013
George Shields, 5 kbPaul Ross remembers George Sheilds, pioneer, adventurer, Creagh Dhu member.

"Consider that your only protection was with quarter inch slings (some times doubled) over spikes if there were any, ex-army steel karabiners and two and sixpence gym shoes from Woolworths; this presented the adventure in a very different light..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=5251

In reply to UKC Articles:

A very nice and poignant piece. He sounds like he was a really solid 'old school' climber.


Chris
Robin Shaw - on 11 Feb 2013
Nice article, Paul.
A pleasant guy too. Fond memories of him in Glencoe.
Maybe in memoriam, Gimmer ought to be a nut and Friend free zone for 2013.
That would be interesting!
Franco Cookson on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Articles: Great read. Sounds 'out there'.
Michael Gordon - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Great article, very interesting.

'The Messiah' looks like it climbs ground near where the recent winter line Godzilla goes?
USBRIT - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to Michael Gordon: Yes I think Godzilla is to just the right of The Messiah
Stuart Wood - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Respect!!!!
johncoxmysteriously - on 11 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:

Lovely article. This cliff on Beinn Bhan looks enormous for one nobody's ever heard of, but I guess Scotland is like that.

jcm
redjerry - on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to UKC Articles:
Thats great Paul....thanks.
Jerry H
Michael Gordon - on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to johncoxmysteriously:

It's a big, steep and very impressive cliff but only really known to winter climbers. I don't think it would have ever occurred to many to try rock climbing on it!
Michael Gordon - on 12 Feb 2013
In reply to USBRIT:

I have the idea Godzilla pitch 2 may go up the obvious corner just left of the Messiah line.
USBRIT - on 13 Feb 2013
In reply to Michael Gordon: Look up Godzilla on Search... climbed by Bullock, Benson and Robertson on March 2011 you will see the route marked on their photo to the right of the Messiah line..
Michael Gordon - on 14 Feb 2013
In reply to USBRIT:

Good point, yes I should have done that!

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