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Tremadoc Group 2
Reg Phillips, Apr 1962
© boje
Route: The Neb (E2 5c)
Climbers: Al Hunt, Barry Brewster and Ian Campbell
Camera used: N/A
Date taken: April 1962

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In a post on UKC some years ago I had praised Barry's climbing ability, but said that his rope handling and runner management left much to be desired. Reg Phillips recently sent me this photo with a comment like "Who are you to criticize someone else's ropework"?
That day I had led up The Neb but could not do the crux moves at the top, so I reversed the climb leaving the runners in place. I can't remember why Al or Barry's second did not climb, but Bags made short of it using my gear and I had to do the climb again to retrieve it - so I almost did the climb three times that day. I guess that sort of explains the ropes, but they do look a bit of a mess!
boje - 17/Aug/18
Love these 'old' photos.
Barry's climbing log, available on the internet, dates this to either feb or march of 62 but as you were there you'll know better than me. :)
baron - 17/Aug/18
You are correct baron - I knew it was early in 1962 and just guessed at April. However, I was not aware of the website and have just taken a quick look. There is some fascinating material there, much of which I remember well. Thanks for the introduction - I will study it over the weekend.
boje - 18/Aug/18
Barry's log and photos certainly give an insight into what climbing was like in the 1950's and early 1960's.
For most of us Barry is just a footnote in the story of the Eiger but his website shows much more about the man.
I hope it brings back happy memories.
baron - 18/Aug/18
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