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Ray Sharples

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Have been climbing over 50 years now with variable levels (but never zero!) of activity. Grew up in Widnes and served my early apprenticeship in the 70's at Pex Hill. The 80's in Australia. Now living in the NE and like a mix of trad, sport and bouldering. Keen to have a last burst of activity and do those classic E2/E3s that have always been on the 'must do' list, before the decline begins in earnest.

Location
Co Durham

Best Climbing Experience
Hitching to Stanage/Roaches and bivvying in the caves for my first climbing trips away during the early 1970's.
Ticking Cenotaph Corner with Pete 'Repo Man' Smith and down to Llanberis for tea & scones on the last day of summer in 1973.
Cape Farewell, Greenland 1975 (Univ. St. Andrews expedition).
Kishtwar Himalaya 1976.
Eldorado Canyon & Arapiles 2003.
Terradets & Riglos 2006.
Yosemite & Lake Tahoe 2016.
Tafraoute 2017.
Kyparissi 2019..

Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
Hidden gems and undiscovered classics.

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Interests Outside Climbing
Mountain biking, windsurfing, bouldering with the kids.

Photo Gallery

Cilo Dag, SE Turkey, 1974.

Cilo Dag, SE Turkey, 1974.
© Ray Sharples

Summit of Sher Khan (19,324 feet) in Kishtwar Himalaya looking towards Brammah I and Sickle Moon.

Summit of Sher Khan (19,324 feet) in Kishtwar Himalaya looking towards Brammah I and Sickle Moon.
© Ray Sharples

Pitch 1 of The Line, Lovers Leap, Lake Tahoe.

Pitch 1 of The Line, Lovers Leap, Lake Tahoe.
© Claire Poppett

Kishtwar Himalaya 1976 - summit slopes of Taragiri (17,700 feet).

Kishtwar Himalaya 1976 - summit slopes of Taragiri (17,700 feet).
© Ray Sharples

End of the road at Galhar (Kishtwar Himalaya) having driven overland in a transit van from the UK. June 1976.

End of the road at Galhar (Kishtwar Himalaya) having driven overland in a transit van from the UK. June 1976.
© Ray Sharples

Ray Sharples lowering off Tufa Groove, Olta, Costa Blanca (April 2005)

Ray Sharples lowering off Tufa Groove, Olta, Costa Blanca (April 2005)
© Ray Sharples

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