After finding a striking black and white photo of his father climbing during a house move in 1984, Alan James started a small photography project which has just acquired its third part. The trio of photos not only shows three generations of a family, but also reveals some interesting trends in climbing styles and fashion.
Very interesting Alan. As I started in the 60's my gear was not all that different to your father except for plimsolls instead of 'nails', and also of course wearing needlecord breeches. My first Gritstone route was Kelly's Slab at Stanage, and no cams for the breaks. Today with pro and sticky rubber it is up from S to VS. It's a funny old world. But we all seemed to get up OK!
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