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Historical Gallery

1,468 photos in this category (showing 1-24). Mountaineering or climbing photos with general historical significance.

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Found on the South Face of Parrotspitze, Monte Rosa, during the ascent of the British Route. How old will it be?
© Sir Pilade, Aug 2016
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Creating London Wall
© Rob Exile Ward, Feb 1974
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Ilkley Quarry Old School
© Rob Exile Ward, Nov 1974
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Mick Shaw dwarfed by the immensity and complexity of Althalamiyya ,'The Place of the Djinn', during our initial exploration of
© tony howard
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Memorial near the belays of the central climbs at Loudoun Hill. "In memory of John Jackson, killed climbing in the Italian
© stug808, Sep 2020
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What the Well Dressed Climber Used to Wear
© Rob Exile Ward, Sep 1973
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Di Taylor on the first pitch of The Beauty, Wadi Rum
© tony howard
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A bizarre rock bridge, Egypt's Red Sea Mountains. First reported by G W Murray in early 1900s.
© tony howard, Feb 2001
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Tony Howard on the first pitch of the first ascent of Towering Inferno. Jebel Rum, Wadi Rum. 300m ED inf. October 1986.
© Di Taylor, Oct 1986
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Abseiling, Castell Helen, early 70s
© Rob Exile Ward, Sep 1971
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Pegs
© M6240, Aug 2020
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Guided climbing in the 1950s
© David Bowler
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Ready with the latest gear
© David Bowler
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Iain Peters failing on an attempt at a first ascent
© Julian Barber, Aug 1985
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Rosa Double Room
© CS - Chullila, Jul 2020
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Scrattling Crack forum item
© Stephen R Young, Jul 2020
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How many Bendcrete walls are left? The Sands Centre Carlisle Climbing wall 1985 - 2020.
© petegunn
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Another Bendcrete wall goes The Sands Centre Carlisle Climbing wall 1985 - 2020
© petegunn
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Sands Centre Carlisle Climbing wall 1985 - 2020
© petegunn, Jul 2020
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Sands Centre Carlisle Climbing wall 1985 - 2020
© petegunn, Jun 2020
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Sands Centre Carlisle Climbing wall 1985 - 2020
© petegunn, Nov 2018
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First ascent
© Jamie E, Nov 1972
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Duncan Booth high on the Headwall of The Iron Man/ Pumping Iron E7 6C. Iron Crag.
© awsomal, Jun 2008
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Well, as everyone else is getting in on the act...my library
© Sean Kelly, Jun 2020