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In the early days.
© DerwentDiluted
Route: Crack and Corner (HS 4c)
Climbers: 'Fadge' Farrington and Ernest Marples
Camera used: unknown!

User Comments

How things used to be!
DerwentDiluted - 11/Oct/11
Superb - I'd be cacking myself on belay anticipating the factor 2 fall.
Kafoozalem - 12/Oct/11
I think that's why 'the leader must not fall' was the mantra of the day!
DerwentDiluted - 12/Oct/11
Is that the Ernest Marples who was a Minister for Transport back in the 50s / 60s? That Ernest Marples had climbing connections. He was, I believe, President of the reknown Wallasey Climbing Club at that time!
chasanhar - 11/Apr/12
Yes it was that Ernie Marples, the other climber is my Grandfather, it dates from c1932
DerwentDiluted - 25/Apr/12
Thanks for that info. I was a member of the Wallasey but never met EM. He must have been tied up with ministerial duties! He was `famous` for some crass comment/statement he made but I can`t remember what it was now!
chasanhar - 08/May/12
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