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Mike Stellings on The Peeler, Goat Crag, Borrowdale. 1966.
© Tony Marr, Sep 1966
Route: The Peeler
Camera used: Boots 35mm Compact. Scanned colour slide.
This was a popular climb in the 1960's due to it always been reasonably clean [unlike today!].
The photo shows Mike on the second pitch...note the rope tied directly around his waist, and a serious lack of gear!
Tony Marr - 28/Mar/14
Popular until the 80s I think - when I did it in '88 it was clean. A nice first pitch I recall, but increasingly broken and jungly
Greenbanks - 29/Mar/14
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Lovely photo. There's an old folk tune called 'The Peeler and the Goat' (meaning the policeman and the thief) - I wonder if the first ascensionist had this in mind when naming it?
Toccata - 29/Mar/14