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Tony Marr on the first pitch of The Grasshopper, Etive Slabs. 1965.
© Tony Marr, May 1965
Route: The Grasshopper
Camera used: Boots 35mm Compact. Scanned colour slide.
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Photo by Ken Jackson. We had climbed Swastika and The Pause the previous day so knew we were climbing ok. I was keen to do Grasshopper [always enjoyed traverses], so Ken let me lead every pitch. I had a great time, the type of climbing suited me perfectly. Despite the climbing not been very well protected in those days [must be bomb proof with todays Friends/wires]. I managed to lead every pitch free, dispensing with three aid pegs and two tension traverses. [Note: The climb was only seven pitches long at that time].
We climbed it again 1967 and 1970, still enjoyed it.
Tony Marr - 09/Jun/14