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Right Unconquerable - Hard Rock

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Right Unconquerable - Hard Rock
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Right Unconquerable - Hard Rock

Ken Wilson's classic climbing book, Hard Rock, came out in 1974 and it now approaches the publication of its fourth edition. In this new edition, editor Ian Parnell has ensured Hard Rock continues to honour Ken’s original concept, in particular keeping the route, not the climber, centre stage.

In the film, on Barton tells us here why this title is still as relevant as it was when first published and takes to the gritstone of Stanage Edge to tackle one of the original Hard Rock routes; The Right Unconquerable. Featuring an extract from Paul Diffley's interview with Ken Wilson originally featured in the poignant tribute 'Hard Rock - A Tribute to Ken Wilson'.


28 Feb, 2020

He missed out the nightmare sloping mantle at the top.

28 Feb, 2020

So did I!

28 Feb, 2020

Must admit I did too the first time. It's such an obvious line that I did not look at the guide. I just followed the flake bottom to top. Seemed the logical way. I got a bit of barracking for it but the mantel (which I have done since) seemed a pointless eliminate

28 Feb, 2020

I agree that it can easily be dismissed as pointless, but in reality it provides much entertainment - for both leader and onlookers!

28 Feb, 2020

Wot - no mantle? Heresy! Go back and do it again.

At least he used the same three runners I always used - a cam instead of a hex but I guess that's progress.

Have always loved Jim's essay - beautifully read (by Helen Mort?)

Mick

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