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Topic - NEW ARTICLE: Stevie Haston: The Way of the Dervish

UKC Articles - on 16 Jun 2010
[Katie Haston climbing her father's, Comes the Dervish in the Vivian Quarry, Llanberis, 2 kb]In this, his second article for UKClimbing.com, Stevie Haston recounts the first ascent of Comes The Dervish, but more than that, he takes us back, back to another time in climbing, another world even.

"Climbing was so popular that you couldn't get into the pubs of a weekend, or onto the fashionable crags. This meant routes were clean, info was on offer, and there were partners and enjoyable climbing society everywhere. You could be penniless and physically broken, but some kind old dude would buy you a pint and listen to your tales of daring do..."

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2799

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