carl dawson

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Climbing influences:
Lancashire Quarries and North Wales (mid '60s)
N Lancs limestone and Lakes (late '60s)
Natural Grit ('70s and '80s)
European sport ('90s - now)

Now mainly on top-rope; too old and insufficiently bold, too many broken bits!


Best Climbing Experience
Most climbing days including:
100 routes solo on grit in a day.
First 8a redpoint... (after 46 years practice).

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Logbooks Volunteer
Moderator for 1 crag, checking missing climbs added to the logbooks: Secret Garden

About My Photography
Bog-standard digital with lots of Photoshop cheating.

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Anything Else We Should Know
Passing interest in guidebooks. See 1969 guide to Heysham and Morecambe Bouldering... would have been remaindered but there was only one copy. Editor: On Peak Rock, Chew, Bleaklow and Kinder. Enjoyed proofing several Rockfax guides (all remaining mistakes are possibly but not necessarily mine). Life-time ambition completed: stop bitching and help edit European guidebooks (Kalymnos, Best of Greece). Author: The Kalymnos Trail (2015): hiking guide to the 100km circuit of the island of Kalymnos. Route setting (bouldering circuits) at ROKT in Brighouse.

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