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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
Wall of Jericho 6b ** Lead dog Dominic Green 9 Apr Horseshoe Quarry
Rotund Rooley 6b ** Lead Dominic Green 9 Apr Horseshoe Quarry
School's Out 6a+ ** Lead Dominic Green 9 Apr Horseshoe Quarry
Cioch Crack HVS 5a ** Lead Dominic Green 30 Mar Curbar Edge
Tree Wall HVS 5a ** 2nd Dominic Green 30 Mar Curbar Edge
The Brain VS 4c *** 2nd Dominic Green 30 Mar Curbar Edge
Overtaker's Buttress HVS 5b * Lead Dominic Green 30 Mar Curbar Edge
Potter's Wall HS 4b ** 2nd Dominic Green 30 Mar Curbar Edge
G-Thang f6B+ *** Sent   23 Mar Gardom's Edge
Middle Triplet Ridge f5+ * Sent   23 Mar Gardom's Edge
Middle Wall f4+ * Sent   23 Mar Gardom's Edge
Middle Triplet Arête f5+ * Sent   23 Mar Gardom's Edge
Left Triplet Arête f5 * Sent   23 Mar Gardom's Edge
Titanic Direct HVS 5a *** Lead Sam James-Louwerse 21 Mar Stanage North
Gypsy Moth E1 5b * Lead Sam James-Louwerse 21 Mar Stanage North
Titanic VS 4b *** 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 21 Mar Stanage North
QE2 VS 5a * 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 21 Mar Stanage North
Pan Rustic f6A * Sent   9 Mar Curbar Edge
Milk Roll V1 Sent   9 Mar Curbar Edge
Lidl f4 Sent   9 Mar Curbar Edge
Briggs' and Titterton's HVS 5b * Lead Sam James-Louwerse 27 Feb Agden Rocher
The Whittler VS 4c ** 2nd Sam James-Louwerse 27 Feb Agden Rocher
Pollux E1 5b ** Lead Sam James-Louwerse 27 Feb Agden Rocher
Endgame 6c+ * Lead dog Dominic Green 7 Nov, 2020 High Tor
Saga Lout 6b+ * Lead Dominic Green 7 Nov, 2020 High Tor
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