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Shrike 1966
JCW, May 1966
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Route: Shrike (E2 5c)
Climbers: JCW
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This was a magnificent Whit weekend 1966 with Ron James when he led me up first ascent of Girdle of Amphitheatre Wall, White Slab, Shrike (with Barbara James also), and Crucible 4 XSs Note the gear
jcw - 15/Feb/13
Is that spike runner better than it looks?
Owen W-G - 19/Feb/13
Virtually all protection in those days were slings of various sizes over flakes and spikes of various quality which between them hopefully held a fall. My own experience when leading Cemetery gates was that most came off!
jcw - 19/Feb/13
No wonder the old adage "the leader must never fall". On my hit list, but it wouldn't have been back then - too much talent required (and reach, I WAS only 4)!
Cheshire Dave - 28/May/13
I'd completely forgotten the spliced No 4 hawser laid slings - inevitably fraying at the edges - thanks for the memory!
Martin Bennett - 21/Jun/13
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