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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.

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Name Grade Style Partner(s) Notes Feedback Date Crag name
Lead Vein Thrombosis 7a * Lead Dave Clay, Dominic Green 21 May Deep Rake
Rake It In 6b+ ** Lead Dominic Green 21 May Deep Rake
Great British Rake Off 6a * Lead Dominic Green 21 May Deep Rake
Ping E1 5b ** Lead Dave Clay, Dominic Green 14 May Water-cum-Jolly
Desmond Douglas E2 5c * Lead Dominic Green 14 May Water-cum-Jolly
Ping Pong E1 5b ** Lead Dave Clay, Dominic Green 14 May Water-cum-Jolly
Hargreaves' Original VS 4c *** Lead   12 May Stanage Popular
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** Solo   12 May Stanage Popular
Via Media VS 4c ** Solo   12 May Stanage Popular
Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b *** Lead Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 12 May Stanage Popular
Parallel Cracks VS 4b ** 2nd Dominic Green 8 May Stanage North
Kelly's Overhang E1 5c *** Lead Dominic Green 8 May Stanage North
Silence HVS 5b * Lead Dominic Green 8 May Stanage North
Inaccessible Crack VS 4c *** 2nd Dominic Green 8 May Stanage North
Anniversary Arête E1 5b ** Lead Dominic Green 8 May Stanage North
Two Flat Whites 6b * Lead Dominic Green 1 May Horseshoe Quarry
Spiteful Rain 5c * Lead Dominic Green 1 May Horseshoe Quarry
Into the Labyrinth 6a * Lead Dominic Green 1 May Horseshoe Quarry
Due Care and Attention 6a+ Lead Dominic Green 1 May Horseshoe Quarry
Great British Rake Off 6a * Lead dinesen 24 Apr Deep Rake
Rakes Progress 7a * Lead dinesen 24 Apr Deep Rake
Blauwe Maan f5+ Sent   17 Apr Blok Op Zuid
Giant Leap f5 Sent   17 Apr Blok Op Zuid
Entreprise f5+ Sent   17 Apr Blok Op Zuid
Small Step f4+ Sent   17 Apr Blok Op Zuid
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