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John Syrett making the first ascent of Joker's Wall (E4 6a), solo, at Brimham, 17 April...
© John Stainforth, Apr 1971
Route: Joker's Wall (E4 6a)
Camera used: Leica M2

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I'm putting this picture taken by my brother in my gallery, because it's another interesting historical one, and also because I climbed (bouldered and in the Alps) with John Syrett quite a lot.
Joker's Wall is a very strenuous E4 6a, but Syrett gave it HVS!! This is my brother's account of the ascent, taken from his climbing log of the time:
"John Syrett did first ascent of Joker's Wall (at last!). On the first attempt of the day he fell off, his Clog 0 tore out and he fell to the ground. Then he practised on a top rope, and then he soloed it."
Gordon Stainforth - 16/Feb/07
Excellent! - One day you should write a book Gordon! ;0)
Simon - 16/Feb/07
Well, one day I am going to write an autobiography. I have a major philosophy book to write first, amongst other things. (But no more photographic books, as such.)
Gordon Stainforth - 16/Feb/07
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