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Ken Jackson on The Centaur, Scafell East Buttress. Mid 1964.
© Tony Marr
Route: The Centaur (HVS 5a)
Climbers: Ken Jackson belaying Terry Sullivan
Camera used: Boots compact / 35mm Kodachrome 64 slide film.
Date taken: 5th July 1964
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The photo was taken by Terry Sullivan, Ken's climbing partner that day. This was an early ascent using a description on a fag packet! Ken recalls it been poorly protected and serious...I posted this photo because it clearly shows what gear we had in those days [the Moac on a sling hanging from Ken's neck was about the best bit of kit they had].
Ken and I repeated the route in 1972...with more modern gear his only comments were, " great climbing, and well protected."
Tony Marr - 11/Oct/20Report
Fantastic photo. When hard climbs were invariably very, very serious
Thanks
Greenbanks - 11/Oct/20Report
Great!
SteveSBlake - 11/Oct/20Report
Ace photo, Tony!
jon - 11/Oct/20Report
Great pic.
Mark S Davies - 11/Oct/20Report
As others have said, fantastic photo, Tony. At first I thought, "Oh no, these young 'uns and their sodding selfie sticks." Not so!
Mick Ward - 12/Oct/20Report
And a waist belay with no gloves!!!
Sean Kelly - 13/Oct/20Report
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