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Al Evans on 29 Sep 2017
What routes do you wish you'd done but never got round to them? They all have to be within your ability and on the lead. Not all are hard. This is probably a list of just those that I can remember at the moment.
Kitten Claws
Walker Spur
Pillipe Flamme
Tophet wall
Right Wall
Strawberries (this maybe stretching the within your ability a bit)
The Boldest
Great Wall- Cloggy
Comes the Dervish
Cioch Direct.
Coronation Street
Wall of the Worlds (Swanage)
Skeleton Ridge
Anything in Yosemite
There are lots of others that I have seconded but would like to have led
paul mitchell - on 29 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:
All those classics you put up,Al,especially Aardvark on Gogarth and Viaduct wall at New Mills.As new routes,that is.Nearly pumped out on Aardvark,looking for gear that wasn't there much.
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Christheclimber on 29 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Plenty on the list Al including:

The Axe
Right Wall
London Wall
The Nose
North Face of the Eiger
Walker Spur
Bachar Yarien route, though I wasn't ever good enough to lead it.

Good to see you back on UKC.
alan moore - on 29 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:
Ooh Eer...
Mousetrap
Kipling
Cemetery Gates
The File
Great Western
Mercury and Crystal Voyage at Carn Gowla
Aviation
Bludgers Revalation
Big Top
Unicorn

I could go on.
Still hope to bag a few of them mind....
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Stuart en Écosse - on 29 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Bonatti Pillar
Big Top
Trapeze
Yo Yo
Swastika (bailed due to threatening rain and testicular shrinkage)
Agony
Freak Out (on a good day with a following wind)
Torro
The Bat (Chickened out of it once)
Every classic ice route on the Ben you can think of
Would love to have done the Lotus Flower Tower
Haste Knot Direct
Left Wall
Lots on grit as I've never touched it let alone climbed on it
mark s - on 29 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Gaia
National acrobat
Parologism
Dave Garnett - on 30 Sep 2017
In reply to mark s:

> Gaia

> National acrobat

> Parologism

Still time Mark!
jon on 30 Sep 2017
In reply to Christheclimber

> Bachar Yarien route, though I wasn't ever good enough to lead it.

Yes, my feelings exactly - we should have a thread for 'routes that I'd like to have seconded.' It'd be quite a long list...

Pursued by a bear - on 30 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

The obvious one for me is Tantalus (HVS 5a). Three times I got my left hand on the arete you have to move round on the second pitch, three times I backed off. I still don't know what's on the other side, it could be a wall of intimidating blankness or a jug-fest.

T.
mark s - on 30 Sep 2017
In reply to Dave Garnett:

ive got the bug again, so who knows.
Lion Bakes on 30 Sep 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Let you know when I am no longer climbing.

Ray Sharples - on 06 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

There are a couple still on my wishlist that I'm coming round to accept I'll probably never get back to:

Grand Wall (Squamish) .. spent 4 days waiting in the rain

Naked Edge (Eldorado) .. just gaped in awe from the valley floor last time

JLS on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:
It's good to see you posting again.

Hope you are keeping well.
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GrahamD - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Deer Bield Butress before it fell down. Like most people I was a closet Hard Rock ticker if not a particularly good one.

Erotica. Always would have been top of my grade but too hard now.
GrahamD - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Deer Bield Butress before it fell down. Like most people I was a closet Hard Rock ticker if not a particularly good one.

Eroica Always would have been top of my grade but too hard now.
John2 - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

Erotica? Sure you don't mean Eroica? Been watching too many insalubrious videos?
Postmanpat on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Amongst many,

Central Buttress
Kipling
Old Man of Hoy
Cloggy Corner
Dexterity


But I'm not done yet......
Greenbanks - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Ray Sharples:

Naked Edge. Yes. I remember (if ageis not playbg tricks) seeing the cover of a old issue of 'Mountain' - awe inspiring position, a beautiful-looking route
Greenbanks - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Ray Sharples:

I just did a quick search and could find no images of that Naked Edge 'Mountain' issue - maybe I was dreaming.

Rather surprisingly there are very few images of Mountain covers on the web. Left me thinking, that's quite a nice digital project - images of the full set of Mountain covers. It'd be a fine memorial to a superb magazine
Gordon Stainforth - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

The two that bug me are:

The Matterhorn (by any route. Preferably a traverse via the Zmutt or Lion ridges, and down the Hornli)
Left Wall (backed off below crux in 1983)

Others:
Anything on Dow Crag (4 attempts rained off)
Coronation Street
Lots in Scotland, like the Cioch Nose, Applecross, and things on Stac Polly.
olddirtydoggy - on 07 Oct 2017
In reply to Al Evans:

Old man of Stoer. Every season we seem to not get that window to get up there.
GrahamD - on 08 Oct 2017
In reply to John2:

> Erotica? Sure you don't mean Eroica? Been watching too many insalubrious videos?

It's my spill chejger
Mick Ward - on 08 Oct 2017
In reply to paul mitchell:

> All those classics you put up,Al,especially Aardvark on Gogarth and Viaduct wall at New Mills.As new routes,that is.

Totally agree.

Al, it's fair enough looking at routes you've not done - and maybe fun for us all to do that. But, as Paul said, what about all those classics you put up - all over the place? They must have given so much pleasure to so many people. Apart from Gary and Big Ron, offhand I can't think of anyone who's contributed such a superb collection of routes.

Let no good deed go unpunished!

Mick




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