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Fine style on Kern Knotts Crack
Tom Stephenson, Jun 1954
© Taken from JEB Wright's "The Technique of Mountaineering&q
Route: Kern Knotts Crack (HVS 4c)
Date taken: 20th June 1954

User Comments

Wow - perfect technique, balance & style!
sandrow - 14/Feb/21
Absolutely. I remember first seeing this, over 50 years ago and being vastly impressed. Still am! Was the route given something like Severe, back then? Shudder. Get those cams in! Oops... he hasn't got any. Just a rope tied round his back. It was always such an odd feeling tying the knot and then sliding it round your back. You weren't going to be shouting, "Take!" in a hurry, that was for sure.
Mick Ward - 16/Feb/21
Was it as low as Severe? Classic VS when I did it.
Jim Lancs - 18/Feb/21
No it wasn't - it was mild VS in Cram and Eilbeck!
Jim Lancs - 18/Feb/21
that is amazing- you could draw a line down from his head- shoulder- hip-knee- toes-rock- love the socks
freeheel47 - 12/Jul/21
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