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Climbers: Simon Reed
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Just as I was leaving Bowden, I was asked by the local shepherd if I could help him rescue a lamb! It had fallen fro the top of the crag and was about 5m up, wedged firmly in the crack. Finally, with much heaving, managed to get it out and lower it down. All i got for my troubles was acouple of bites and a swift kick in the shin!!
inertiareel - 23/Jun/07
Funny pic...
now i know what to use, when i run out of cams... number 2 lamb or number 4 sheep!! lol
markju - 23/Jun/07
Yes..when things get just too baaaaa-d, ram in a ram!!
inertiareel - 23/Jun/07
IanJackson - 23/Jun/07
Not a Ram Jam but a Lamb Jam?
Stu Tyrrell - 23/Jun/07
Photo of the week!!
Fiend - 23/Jun/07
A crop to cut out the sky and you would be great (and a bit bigger version). Agreed with Fiend - Photo of the Week!
london_huddy - 23/Jun/07
Jon_Warner - 23/Jun/07
Yeah you need to put a bigger version up, the lamb's expression/pose is priceless.
Fiend - 24/Jun/07
Bet the lamb would hold a fall
Excellent! love it
sincybabes - 24/Jun/07
Looks to be a total bomber. Anyone want to buy some camelots am going straight out to by a full set of lambs
kipper (the original one) - 25/Jun/07
Did it fall or was it pushed!
Cliff Hanger - 25/Jun/07
I think a rabbit might actually look quite good in that crack.
gallam1 - 25/Jun/07
I love the facial expression. So nonchalant.
Will Hunt - 25/Jun/07
Oh! the indignity of it all
krikoman - 25/Jun/07
Fantastic, but what has the lamb every done on grit.
Who needs camalots when you can use lamalots
newhey - 26/Jun/07
The things people will do to get photo of the week these days....
antpayne2003 - 26/Jun/07
I found something like this whilst climbing on Swastika Stones a couple of years ago, but let's just say it had spent a few more weeks there than this one! Not pleasant.
Liam M - 29/Jun/07
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
Charles Arthur - UKC - 01/Jul/07
Wow...Photo of the week. Ta very much!
inertiareel - 01/Jul/07
A bomber lamb placement.
Mark Sheridan - 01/Jul/07
I take it the bites and kick in the shin were not from the farmer?
Scomuir - 02/Jul/07
funny looking chockstone
nolan - 03/Jul/07
I think his Second might need more than a nut key for that lamb placement!
Jase White - 04/Jul/07
Can't believe no-one's done a rack of lamb type pun yet.
Don't look at me. I'm not doing it.
adam - 05/Jul/07
Love it, great :)
Fidget - 06/Jul/07
Is this what Dave Birkett would rate as an S1 or S0.5 since its a lamb?
edujdp - 07/Jul/07
Who needs Friends!
mikehike - 08/Jul/07
A participant gets a little to stuck in to the activities at the weekends udge meet.
nikinko - 19/Jul/07
HA! Quality
A Longleat Boulderer - 16/Dec/07
Ewe certainly took a good photo!!
Calum Muskett - 12/Jul/08
i think a better placement would be tail out, therefore it can only walk into the crack!
chrisbaggy - 24/Sep/08
Described in the guidebook as a chop route ! Great :)
mr mills - 08/Nov/08
Awesome.... I'll swap my kit in for a rack of lambs (cheers for that adam), and a full set of trilambs... the best bit is - after you've had a tough day climbing, you've got the dinner starter kit already to hand!
scrambler - 20/Feb/09
Fantasic, love the comments!
danrhodes1987 - 11/Mar/09
So *that's* what Ron Fawcett was on about when he was pumped at the top of Lord of the Flies...he was desperate for some protection and only had one sheep left..."Come on rams, do your stuff"
(with apologies to Alan James)
Nic - 24/Jun/09
"i think a better placement would be tail out, therefore it can only walk into the crack!" - chrisbaggy
I believe this type of placement is particularly favoured in Wales.
orge - 26/Jun/09
It looks like it has reached a level of acceptance I could only aspire to.
pdufus - 31/Aug/09
Great to capture something like this on camera. I came across something similar with a deer stuck in a hole that we had to climb through.
Climbpsyched - 11/Apr/10
typical attention seeking behaviour
dominic lee - 11/Jul/10
Larry's climbing ambitions were undeterred by this initial technical hitch and 1 week later he went on to make a spring time ascent of an artic rear face, sadly for him, rescue was not an option this time!
mark71 - 19/Nov/10
Who needs cams when you got lambs haha
StevenRogers - 23/Mar/11
Is that a #2 or #3 lamb?
topnotchrally - 05/Sep/11
Superb shot, really funny. Well done plus you rescued the lamb as well!
thomas - 08/Sep/11
No.1 Lambalot.
poeticshambles - 06/Nov/11
When it comes to off-width cracks, I'm a bit sheepish too. . .
GBurton - 10/Apr/12
It looks like that's not the only crack it could've got stuck in..
adi bryant - 15/Jun/12
I had to rescue on at Rocky Valley in Ilkley. Luckily it had horns so I lassooed them and hauled it up. Wish I'd had a camera - glad you did - great picture.
Ross McGibbon - 10/Jul/12
I just can't keep up with all this new protection they're coming up with nowadays.
errrrm? - 28/Jan/14
Did your second get the gear out with a nut(lamb) key
HOTDOG1 - 04/Jun/14
Initially some people wanted to bolt the route,
The anti bolt campaign was a little extreme trying to prove their was sufficient natural gear in the route if you are resourceful.
James90 - 28/Jun/14
This is a classic case of over-lambing.
John Stainforth - 17/Jul/14
John is spot-on! Somebody should chop it!
Frank R. - 23/Feb/19
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