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Route: Acheron (HVS 5a) Climbers: Rick Sewards Camera used: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ8 Date taken: 5th June 2016
Incidentally, this was my third ascent of Acheron, almost 34 years to the day since my first one when it was simply graded VS. First led on sight by A.J.J. Moulham in 1956, it's a stunning example of brilliant route finding up a huge steep rib. The current HVS grading, with revised pitch grades of 4c, 4c, 4c, 4c, 5a and 4b seems to be pretty spot on - and no amount of training on a climbing wall will ever prepare you for the subtle intricacy of the flared crux chimney. :-)