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Russell Lovett - on 06 Jan 2013
Why were routes like Cenotaph Corner pre named, how did they get thier names and what other routes have also been pre named.
abseil on 06 Jan 2013
In reply to Russell Lovett:

Gordon Stainforth’s excellent article “The Crux” in the 2007 Alpine Journal (not hard to find on the web) says “The great open-book corner in the centre of Dinas Cromlech that dominates the Llanberis Pass in Snowdonia was named, like the Unconquerables, long before it was climbed - in this case by Menlove Edwards in the 1930s, with a perfect name that reflected the ‘megalithic tomb’ of the crag itself.”

It’s mentioned at the Joe Brown shop website too,

http://www.joe-brown.com/about-joe/joes-biography/88-joe-brown-into-overdrive-1950-1952-
Erstwhile on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to Russell Lovett:
> what other routes have also been pre named.

The three ice mega classics in Val Daone we pre-named by the fellow who "discovered" them (Stefano Todesco, if I remember well):
Placca Multistrato
Regina del Lago
Sogno del Grande Scozzese
The story of how this happened is very entertaining (too long to tell here). He went on to climb the Regina del Lago and possibly the Placca, but the Grande Scozzese was climbed some time later by two visiting Austrians.
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remus - on 07 Jan 2013
In reply to Russell Lovett: It seems to usually be the case that a line gets a particularly apt name, it then gains a bit of a reputation under that name and when it finally gets done the FA keeps the original name as that's what everyone already calls it.

'The Groove' at cratcliffe springs to mind. Similarly i guess 'Wizard Ridge' and 'smiling wall' will both keep their names when they eventually get done.

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