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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
Spirit of Ecstasy 6b * Lead Dominic Green 17 Oct Hidden Quarry (formerly...
Superveloce 6c+ * Lead dinesen, Dominic Green 17 Oct Hidden Quarry (formerly...
Crumble 6b+ Lead Dominic Green 17 Oct Hidden Quarry (formerly...
Perilscope 6c+ * Lead Dominic Green 11 Oct Stoney West
Procession 6b+ * Lead dinesen, Dominic Green 11 Oct Stoney West
Don't Talk To Strangers 6c * Lead dinesen, Dominic Green 11 Oct Stoney West
Satisfaction 6c * Lead dinesen, Dominic Green 11 Oct Stoney West
Voices 6a+ * Lead dinesen 11 Oct Stoney West
Dust 5a Lead dinesen 11 Oct Stoney West
Late at Night 6b+ * Lead dinesen 11 Oct Stoney West
Take A Knee 6b+ Lead   4 Oct Stoney Middleton
Black Power 6c Lead dnf Dominic Green 4 Oct Stoney Middleton
Blue Valentine 7a+ * Lead RP Dominic Green 26 Sep Bend Tor
Red Shoes at the Drugstore 7a ** Lead RP Dominic Green, dinesen 26 Sep Bend Tor
Joker Crack f3 Sent   21 Sep Back Tor
Helix Rib f3 Sent   21 Sep Back Tor
La Route 7a ** Lead dinesen 20 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
The Chain Gang 7a * Lead dog dinesen 20 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
Deja Vu 6c * Lead dinesen 20 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
C'est Plastique 6b+ * Lead dinesen 13 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
Freedom is Insane 7a * Lead RP dinesen 13 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
My Fickle Resolve 6c+ * Lead dinesen 13 Sep Water-cum-Jolly
Heather Wall VS 4c ** 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 12 Sep Stanage Popular
Manchester Buttress HS 4b *** 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 12 Sep Stanage Popular
Tinker's Crack VS 4c * Lead Sam James-Louwerse 12 Sep Stanage Popular