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Foxy and Lees celebrate after climbing the first route on Craig Bodlyn.
© boje, Jul 1960
Route: The Spade
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Climbers: Ian (Foxy) Cartledge and Jonny Lees
Camera used: Photo by Ian Cartledge
As the first ascent of The Spade was completed there was a thunderstorm with very heavy rain. The photo was taken as the rain began to ease.
Note : I have submitted this photo on behalf of my friend Foxy, who, despite many attempts and even advice from a Forum thread, failed to get it through the system. If this one gets through I think know why and then Foxy can set up his own gallery - he has many historical classics.
boje - 02/Jul/12
A brilliant photo. More please!
Mick Ward - 02/Jul/12
deepstar - 02/Jul/12
Thanks for your efforts Boje! However, Lees would have been none too pleased to have seen his name spelt Jonny rather than Johnnie!! Fox.
chasanhar - 02/Jul/12
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No problem Fox - it really is a briliant photo with great atmosphere and history. Mo and I went to Bodlyn five years later in 1965 and I don't think anyone had been there since you and Johnnie. We did many new routes and I thought that after all the vegitation was cleared the crag would be a popular destination with routes of around 400 ft of HS / VS grade. It didn't work that way as nobody seemed very interested.
boje - 04/Jul/12