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Ken Jackson high on Gormenghast, Heron Crag. Tony Marr belaying. 1966.
© Tony Marr, Jul 1966
Climbers: Ken Jackson climbing, Tony Marr belaying.
Camera used: Boots 35mm Compact. Scanned colour slide.
The photo shows Ken on pitch two [the crux]. As you can see protection was poor, but only considered HVS at that time! Super climbing though. Photo taken by Eric Marr.
Tony Marr - 05/Dec/13
I remember doing this route...as one long mega pitch, 60m in total i think!!
The Pylon King - 05/Dec/13
Was widely regarded as the hardest HVS in the Lakes, in the '70s.
Mick Ward - 05/Dec/13
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Evocative. Did it in '78. Hardest HVS I'd done. An unforgiving 2nd pitch requiring a steady head. Wonder if wires/cams make a difference? None for me in those days. Modern softies etc etc.
Greenbanks - 05/Dec/13