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trekkie - on 21 Jun 2013
Anyone have any suggestions for a suitable objective for my 60th birthday? I would like to do a big rock route which has challenge and great positions but is not going to frighten me into an early grave. It could be UK or Europe -just needs to be memorable. Any ideas?
Martin Haworth on 21 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie: Old Man of Hoy
Lew13 - on 21 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

Cordier Pillar?
Orgsm on 21 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

What grades are you climbing?
colina - on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie: old man of hoy ditto ..did it on my 50th you can always hire a guide ands maybe a mate and split the cost ,deffinatly one of the best experiences in my life ..and thb IF going with a guide not as hard as you may think given the right conditions.
Iain Peters - on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

How about the Kundalini/Luna Nascente combo in Mello? Superb trad granite, well protected, stunning surroundings. Mostly HVS climbing with a couple of 5b pitches.
paul__in_sheffield - on 22 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie: I think Rab did Body Machine at Raven Tor for his 60th and seems to fit your criteria. I'm 53 and it's on my agenda too before 60 (injuries permitting).
trekkie - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to Beat me to it!: Well VS-HVS would be a nice comfortable range to prevent anxiety being the more dominant feeling on my birthday!
Martin Bennett - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

Salbitschijen South Ridge, Central Switzerland.
Aiguille Dibona, Massif des Ecrins - by any of several routes.
Arete des Papillons, Aig du Peigne, Chamonix
The Bullroar, Ben Nevis
Fionn Buttress, Carnmore Crag
Central Slabs, Creag an Dubh Loch - by any of several routes.
Great Slab/Bow Shaped Slab, Cloggy
Trespasser Groove, Esk Buttress

But why pick just one? Do 'em all!
Trangia - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

Having looked sat your profile I'd suggest Old Man of Stoer rather than Old Man of Hoy which would probably be a bit more comfortable at the HVS grade you lead at.

It's great expedition day out.
Martin Bennett - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie:

Salbitschijen South Ridge, Central Switzerland.
Aiguille Dibona, Massif des Ecrins - by any of several routes.
Arete des Papillons, Aig du Peigne, Chamonix
South East (Jori) Arete, Punta Fiames, Dolomites
The Bullroar, Ben Nevis
Fionn Buttress, Carnmore Crag
Central Slabs, Creag an Dubh Loch - by any of several routes.
Great Slab/Bow Shaped Slab, Cloggy
Trespasser Groove, Esk Buttress

But why pick just one? Do 'em all!
The Ivanator - on 23 Jun 2013
harold walmsley - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to Iain Peters:
> (In reply to trekkie)
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> ...Mostly HVS climbing with a couple of 5b pitches.

Eh?? You think the first 2 pitches of Luna Nascente are 5b?? In your dreams. Easily aided tho.

wbo - on 23 Jun 2013
In reply to trekkie: If you're only leading HVS La Demande would certainly be memorable. Several things in Nissedal in Norway look to fit the bill
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The Ivanator - on 26 Jun 2013
In reply to wbo: Well how about the Fehrmann Corner on Campanile Basso as an alternative, should fall within the sufficiently challenging but not terrifying category for the OP.
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