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Best Climbing Experience

Literally dozens, but first great one was getting to top of the Zinal Rothorn in 1967. Others: when my twin brother and I both led Cenotaph Corner on sight at separate times on the same day in 1970 (a big pub celebration that night!); getting back to the road alive (just!) after 3-day epic on Store Trolltind in Norway in 1969; arriving at the cave on Vector in 1983; getting to the tree at the top of Debauchery after onsight lead in 1995; taking all my medium format camera gear to the summit of Kala Pattar on a very cold night with a full moon to get shots of sunrise on Everest in 1999; returning to Store Trolltind with John in July 2013, climbing to the summit, and thereby 'completing' the Fiva Route 44 years and 4 days after our 1969 epic - quite a moving farewell to the mountains, because my damaged eyesight means I can no longer see my feet well enough to place them accurately. So what? I have no regrets at all; have had a great time.

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Name Grade Style Partner(s) Notes Feedback Date Crag name
Nordryggen / North Ridge 1 * Solo Freda Raphael 13 Jul, 2009 Bispen
Step-ladder Crack VS 5a ** Lead Steve Dean, Freda Raphael 28 Jul, 1999 Stanage Popular
The Scoop HVS 5b *** Lead Steve Dean, Freda Raphael 28 Jul, 1999 Stanage Popular
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 2nd Freda Raphael, Steve Dean 18 Jul, 1999 Kinder Southern Edges
Flash Wall VS 5a *** Lead O/S Steve Dean, Freda Raphael 18 Jul, 1999 Kinder Southern Edges
Intestate E1 5b *** TR   10 Jul, 1999 Kinder Northern Edges
Legacy HVS 5a *** Lead O/S Freda Raphael, Steve Dean 10 Jul, 1999 Kinder Northern Edges
Twisted Smile HVS 5a *** 2nd Freda Raphael, Steve Dean 10 Jul, 1999 Kinder Northern Edges
Dunsinane VS 4c ** Lead O/S Steve Dean, Freda Raphael 10 Jul, 1999 Kinder Northern Edges
Port Wine VS 5a * Lead O/S Freda Raphael 3 Jul, 1999 Curbar Edge
Campion Wall VS 4c * Lead O/S Freda Raphael 3 Jul, 1999 Curbar Edge
Janker's Groove VS 4c * Lead O/S Chris Thorp, Freda Raphael 3 Jul, 1999 Froggatt Edge
Janker's Crack HS 4b * 2nd Freda Raphael, Chris Thorp 3 Jul, 1999 Froggatt Edge
Tody's Wall HVS 5a *** Lead Freda Raphael 26 Jun, 1999 Froggatt Edge
Trapeze Direct VS 4c * Lead Freda Raphael 26 Jun, 1999 Froggatt Edge
Boulder Climb HS 4c ** Lead Tim Stainforth, John... 18 Jun, 1999 Robin Hood's Stride
Knight's Move HVS 5a *** Lead Freda Raphael 16 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Brooks' Layback HS 4b ** Lead rpt Freda Raphael 16 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Hollyash Crack VS 4b ** Lead O/S Chris Thorp, Freda Raphael 13 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
The Grogan HVS 5c * Lead dog Chris Thorp 13 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
The Busker VS 4c 2nd Chris Thorp 13 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Stomach Traverse HVS 4c * Lead O/S Chris Thorp 13 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Wollock HVS 4c * TR Chris Thorp 5 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Pulcherrime VS 4b * Lead O/S Chris Thorp 5 Jun, 1999 Burbage North
Tiptoe VS 4c * 2nd Chris Thorp 5 Jun, 1999 Burbage North