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Attempting an unclimbed line on Sanctuary Wall, Torbay in 1979. Steve Monks bagged it the following year.
Jon Grubb
© Steve Bell
Route: Call to Arms (E4 5c)
Climbers: Steve Bell
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Classic shot! The route looks amazing it's high on my ticklist, I did go down once but it was too hot and looked too steep so we went round and did Black Ice instead (not a bad booby prize). Love the variety around Torbay!
Fiend - 20/Jan/16
Good route name.
Steve Perry - 20/Jan/16
Excellent photo. A piece of Torquay history. Thought it was a Pat Littlejohn first ascent. Wrong?
Motown - 20/Jan/16
It very nearly was a Pat Littlejohn route. A piece of tat from his earlier attempt was hanging further up, just out of shot. I didn't even manage to reach it!
Steve Bell - 20/Jan/16
The database has it down as Pat's route? Who did do it?
jon - 20/Jan/16
Steve Monks of course. Later soloed by Dave Thomas I believe. It is incredibly pumpy and quite high in the grade.
Steve if you have any full sized photos of this period from the South Devon Limestone guidebook area I'd love to have them. I am writing the guide - it's Pete Saunders by the way.
Kafoozalem - 20/Jan/16
Will do Pete. I've just found some while digging through photos for a book about my youth. 'Virgin on Insanity' is due out later this year :)
Steve Bell - 20/Jan/16
Thanks Steve - lots to look forward to there.
Kafoozalem - 22/Jan/16
I would not be seen dead with any of that gear these days. Great shot!
Kipper-Phil Smith - 24/Jan/16
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