Andy Pollitt has to be up there in the hall of fame of British rock climbing, not simply because of his routes and repeats, but due to the style he exuded doing it all: that long hair, those skinny tights, and the wild cutting edge routes both on sport and trad. He was a 'rock star' through and through...
Right. Well you did ask Rob ,,,
Thanks for that - greatly appreciated and am glad you didn't pan it. Fair-do's to Andy B and VP too.
However, I should point out that there's no playing 'poor me' here, I just endure the same trials & tribulations as half the community - be it UK or Oz.
Thanks Duncan, Chris, jsmcfarland ... people huh?
Morgan: Superatz and that was the whole thing about the Red Point ad with the ciggie. Perhaps - with respect, you didn't get it when every one else did? Suggest you read the book ...
Andy H: How else can a lowly-paid, struggling first-time author keep a fridge well stocked?
All kidding aside, a serious and genuine thanks for the interest.
I only hope eveyone's well, enjoying the cragging (as & when) and stay safe. Don't do The Bells ... (The H-Man is better), ha!
Crag Rats > Superatz > Rock Masters wasn't it? I've got some cut down Rock Masters in the loft that turned them into the new-fangled 'shoes', rather than boots. Home made chalk bags, jumpers for goalposts, nostalgia isn't it?
Funnily enough, my good friend Geoff Birtles of Stoney and 'Crags' fame emailed me last year from a bar in Chamonix where he was chatting to the delightful Ms Destivelle ...
Seems Catherine remembered me from the eighties and asked whether I was now a MAMIL - Middle Aged Man In Lycra. Hilarious.
In reply to Paul Figg:
Thanks Paul, appreciated,
Massive self-indulgent bump but (not quite), more a big thumbs up to old mates for their contributions and photos. Brilliant days them - espesh watching JR doing Atomic Finger Flake - you had to be there. Actually, no, probs best you weren't.
Best all, Taxi,
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