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Almscliff Pebble Wall
© overdrawnboy, Mar 1978
Problem: Pebble Wall (f6C+ )
Climbers: Steve Bancroft
Camera used: Canon AE1
Date taken: 1st March 1978
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Surely this photo dates from more like 1975!
John Stainforth - 22/Mar/18
I don't remember anybody having Helly Hansen in '75, whereas they were starting to come in, in '78. Don't remember Steve having a pair though (maybe he borrowed 'em). Circa '75, I do remember being leery of locking my heel in the break. Exasperated, Steve it a lurch and it locked tight! In fact, it was so well locked in that the balance move up seemed almost trivial. Lovely problem - classic Al Manson.
Mick Ward - 23/Mar/18
Really like this photo. He was such a brilliant climber - such concentration (which you've beautifully captured here).
Mick Ward - 23/Mar/18
He was/is one of the most talented climbers I knew, I remember him sauntering up the start of Boggart at Burbage in plastic soled trainers when he was far from fit. Made stuff look easy.
overdrawnboy - 23/Mar/18
Made stuff look easy... the hallmark of a great climber.
Mick Ward - 23/Mar/18
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