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The Thank God holds at the top of Shrike. Barbara James.
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Route: Shrike (E2 5c)
Date taken: 1966
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Love the nut's!
Stu Tyrrell - 04/Feb/14
great pic!
The Pylon King - 04/Feb/14
Agree - wonderfully redolent of that time.
Mick Ward - 04/Feb/14
Classic late 60's gear. Lots of slings required for that route!
Sean Kelly - 04/Feb/14
Classic, John!
jon - 04/Feb/14
SteveSBlake - 05/Feb/14
Can you young guys see the engineering nuts on one of the slings?
Rog Wilko - 05/Feb/14
more importantly, she's using a Waistlength, (I had one) and the knot she is using could/might be a Tarbuck knot - or possibly a badly dressed fig 8, or something.....It is a great shot.
SteveSBlake - 09/Feb/14
Happy looking person and no wonder. Love the slings!
abseil - 10/Feb/14
What's more the "waistlength" was originally made of hemp . The theory being that a nylon one would melt against a nylon (hawser laid) rope if tied in directly . Carabiners quickly replaced direct connect
tony draper - 14/Feb/14
Hello John - Great photo of Barbara at the top of one of my favourite climbs. In those days I used two hemp waistlines, two Stubai screwgate carabiners and a bowline knot with two full hitches. So did Ron when I climbed with him.
Regards - Cam
Removed User - 15/Feb/14
She has a book out!
Stu Tyrrell - 21/Jun/14
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