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When it all started. Les Bonnington at Bell Hagg some time in the mid 60's. Great gear!
© les bonnington
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Pictures like this are so fascinating, especially to people who are new to climbing. have you linked this to "historical"?
silhouette - 05/Jan/11
OMG it all looks so familiar to me. I guess I belong in the Historical group too!
grunon - 06/Jan/11
must be late 60s. Using a waist loop, crap and tarbuck knot. I started in 58 tying on round the waist wit a bowline.
macfoot - 06/Jan/11
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