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Best Climbing Experience

I have had many great climbing experiences over the years - early days on grit and in North Wales in the 80s, creeping up the grades; sport climbing in the early 90s in leafy Chee Dale and sunny France; holidays on the Spanish Costas in the mid 90s; and more recently with taking my children out for their first experiences. Probably the best climbing time I have had (so far) were the years I spent obsessed with Pembroke from 1987 to publishing the Pembroke Rockfax in 1995 - great climbs, great routes and great company in one of the most beautiful areas in the world for rock climbing. To pin point an actual moment would be difficult, so I'll choose three: sitting on top of Star Gate after cruising this peerless climb and experiencing "most of the Atlantic Ocean beneath my feet" on the final moves; finding Darkness at Noon in perfect conditions and grabbing an ascent late one day when we were expecting "just another Leap E5"; and clawing over the top of Trevallen after a tenuous ascent of Orange Robe Burning, forearms burning, eyes on stalks, friends waiting at the top.

1,833 entries in this logbook showing 1-25
Name Grade Style Partner(s) Notes Feedback Date Crag name
Cock-a-hoop 6a Lead Paul Dearden 28 May Chee Dale Upper
Kakaho 6a+ Lead Paul Dearden 28 May Chee Dale Upper
Fishlock 6b+ Lead Paul Dearden 28 May Chee Dale Upper
Little Girl Eater/Fish-u-like 6b * Lead Paul Dearden 28 May Chee Dale Upper
Gobblin' Women 6b+ * Lead Paul Dearden 28 May Chee Dale Upper
The Giggle Loop 6b+ * Lead Neil Foster 25 May Halldale Quarry
The Spectre 6b+ *** Lead Neil Foster 25 May Halldale Quarry
Burning Spirits 6b ** Lead Neil Foster 25 May Halldale Quarry
Southern Discomfort 6c+ ** Lead Neil Foster 25 May Halldale Quarry
Unblackened 6a * Lead Neil Foster 25 May Halldale Quarry
Just This Side of 30 7a * Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
Forbidden Fruit 6b+ * Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
The Reincarnation Of Catatonia 6a * Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
The Scarlet Woman 6b * Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
Another Roadside Attraction 6a ** Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
Old King Colehill 6c ** Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23 May Colehill Quarry (Wirksworth)
The Blurter HVS 5b *** Lead Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Overhanging Chimney HVD ** 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Fate E2 5c ** TR Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Rinty VS 5a * Lead Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Duo Crack Climb VD * 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Icy Crack VS 4c * Lead Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Youth VD * 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 16 May Stanage North
Gaisgeach de na Beanntan 5c * Lead Chris Craggs 7 Feb Sella
Jenga Dilema 4c * Lead Chris Craggs 7 Feb Sella