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Les Brown Lake District routes ticklist

contributed by Steve Clegg Mar/20

Les Brown was a prolific Lake District pioneer from 1959 to 1965. Always trying to stay ahead of the competition, he told rivals whilst prospecting what became The Nazgul that he was exploring Far East Buzzard Crag!
The routes in this ticklist are from the series of Fell and Rock guidebooks of my youth, which Chris Holden and I used as our bible. The guidebooks pre-date star quality ratings but had the following statement in the introduction: "Visitors new to the district may find a list of recommended routes useful."
Five of Les' routes were on those lists and two were included in Hard Rock.

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1 Steve Clegg 68% Aug, 1987
2 Martin Bennett 50% 26 May, 2013

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Caesar HVS 5a * 21 ? Buckstone How
Psycho E2 5c ** 30 ? High Crag
Gormenghast E1 5b *** 404 53m • 3 Heron Crag, Eskdale
Scrimshanker VS 4c 2 ? The Napes
The Hun VS 4c * 4 ? Pillar
The Balrog E2 5c ** 47 ? Dow Crag
Isengard HVS 5b ** 249 ? Dow Crag
Side Walk E2 5b ** 174 ? Dow Crag
Praying Mantis E1 5b *** 508 ? • 4 Goat Crag,...
The Nazgul E3 5c *** 130 ? Scafell Crag
The Centaur HVS 5a *** 133 ? Scafell East...
Xerxes HVS 5a * - ? Scafell Crag
Moonday E2 5c * 4 ? Scafell East...
Armageddon E2 5c * 1 ? Scafell East...
The Gnomon E1 5b 3 63m North...
Inertia HVS ** 34 ? Gimmer Crag
16 e, 27 stars 1,744 116m 21
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