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#1150 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 05, 2021, 06:36:39 pm
Buoux campsite, Les Cèdres, international hairdressers convention with Chris Griffith and Lidi Pankiher, c 1990
Chris Griffith discovers his vocation Apt c90 by mrjonathanr, on Flickr

Chris Griffith and Dale Goddard at face ouest
Dale Goddard, Christian Griffith and unknown Face Ouest c90 by mrjonathanr, on Flickr

‘Not sure this is a great idea after all..’ Edge Lane, BMC Youth Meet 1987
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London Wall, an hour later.
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#1151 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 05, 2021, 06:40:22 pm
First ascent of something or other
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#1152 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 05, 2021, 08:28:26 pm
Fantastic stuff!

Love the one of you at pex, the discarded harness is great!

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#1153 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 05, 2021, 08:41:22 pm
I'm pretty sure I was at Buoux / Les Cedres in 1990

I must try and look through the photos/negatives

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#1154 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 05, 2021, 09:39:24 pm
Cheers Duma.
That would be cool Lagers, I basically lived in the noddy-sized caravan, the one that was about 4 feet wide.
Here’s one of Gav looking at my rope after my bridge jump at Moustiers St Marie, same periodish
Gav reevaluates his rigging after my jump by mrjonathanr, on Flickr

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#1155 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 26, 2021, 08:57:44 pm
Seems as good a place as any to ask: there was an ad in the mags in the late 90's, Neil Carson on Full Tilt at Kilnsey, great bicep action on an undercut. Google is not throwing it up, anyone got a copy?

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#1156 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 26, 2021, 09:07:44 pm
Cheers Duma.
That would be cool Lagers, I basically lived in the noddy-sized caravan, the one that was about 4 feet wide.
Here’s one of Gav looking at my rope after my bridge jump at Moustiers St Marie, same periodish
Gav reevaluates his rigging after my jump by mrjonathanr, on Flickr

Ah, tights.

Where did we ever get the idea this was in anyway acceptable attire?
(Mustard, was probably taking it a bit far, even then)

Same era, probably’89.



Note catalogue poses and “Morrissey-esque” hair.
God I’d rip the piss if my kids did this.

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#1157 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 26, 2021, 09:15:14 pm

Ah, tights.

Where did we ever get the idea this was in anyway acceptable attire?

Andy Pollitt.

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#1158 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 26, 2021, 09:48:06 pm
Sorry, very dull evening in a very quiet wall, driving the reception desk.

But, I’m struck by the progression of climbing sartorial elegance as the decade shifted from the 80’s to the 90’s.

Font, 1989:


Note those perms the girls are rocking!  (I married the brunette a year later).
I mean, Bon Jovi was a thing, then, and Motley Crew.
Ian is totally jiving the whole Dexys Midnight Runners kerchief too:



But, by ‘91, also Font:



Perm a distant memory, Dexy kerchief abandoned for whatever the bleached fringe was meant to be. Reuben doing a shameless rip off of Fido-dido (probably a can of 7up just out of shot), Ben beginning his “Dredds”, me rocking mustard cotton three quarter lengths (with matching Reefs and Animal watch strap, and Aviators). Only Dunc is clinging to his Morissey do and Steve, looks like Steve still does 30 years later.
 



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#1159 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 26, 2021, 11:58:35 pm
It's Mötley Crüe Matt, FFS!

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#1160 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 27, 2021, 08:55:09 am
It's Mötley Crüe Matt, FFS!

True, true, it has been thirty years.

To be fair/honest I had to Google “Morrissey” too. Autocorrect kept transforming my attempts into things like “Wanker”, “Nazi Prick” or “Racist Boomer Twat”.
Funny, because when I actually try to write those words, Autocorrect turns my rants into some psychedelic drivel about “Ducks”, “Twins” and so on.
 

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#1161 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
September 17, 2021, 11:29:32 pm
Just found this OTE article from gme which has some fantastic mug shots of old skoolers from 1994 plus genius descriptions.......

http://mountainstuff.org/blog/scans/whoswhoclimbinguk1994.pdf

Plenty of UKB members to spot.

Does anyone have a copy of this pdf? I've had a tip-off about a dodgy haircut.

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#1162 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
January 19, 2022, 03:59:02 am
Some great historical pieces from various authors, this one from Geoff Birtles:

http://smhccg.org/rock-climbing/rock-climbing-at-stoney-middleton-in-the-1970s/3/

Sorry, I'm being a bit lazy just adding the link. Well worth the read, especially to find out how little the game has really changed, even if we're no longer using wooden racquets  ;D


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#1163 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
January 19, 2022, 02:06:56 pm
Just found this OTE article from gme which has some fantastic mug shots of old skoolers from 1994 plus genius descriptions.......

http://mountainstuff.org/blog/scans/whoswhoclimbinguk1994.pdf

Plenty of UKB members to spot.

Does anyone have a copy of this pdf? I've had a tip-off about a dodgy haircut.
Didn’t see this at the time, but I have the original. I can confirm there’s some bad do’s. I’ll try and scan at some point.

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#1164 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 03, 2022, 06:30:44 pm
A couple of our very own Dave Thomas. Here he is on Lazarus, an E6 down at Bass Point, and looking rather buff in his shorts. Both from an old issue of Mountain.




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#1165 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 03, 2022, 07:04:28 pm
 :w00t:

Thanks Wil  :lol:

Mr Popp belaying.

That was a great trip.

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#1166 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 09:40:18 am
Phwoar! That's quite indecent.

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#1167 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 01:52:17 pm
Yeah, the shorts shot was cut from the final movie scene.
Dave “Roy Batty” Thomas:



All those abs, lost like tears in the rain…

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#1168 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 02:10:01 pm

All those abs, lost like tears in the rain…

 :lol: :lol:    :'(

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#1169 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 02:37:30 pm
I've watched T nuts glitter in the dark near the Broomgrove Gate....

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#1170 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 06:13:08 pm
That was a great trip.

Memorable for me for spending time with Pat Littlejohn, who seemed to me to be one of the most competitive people I've ever met.

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#1171 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 06:42:41 pm
That was a great trip.

Memorable for me for spending time with Pat Littlejohn, who seemed to me to be one of the most competitive people I've ever met.

I think Nick (White) would attest to that!

Were Crispin and Frank (Francis Ramsey) with us? There was Dave Barrell too - appropriately enough, putting Dave's name into Google brings up a link to one armed rope climbs on UKB, and the chap Pat was off prospecting with for a couple of days.
It was a beautiful trip, and great weather.

There was a guy called Dave Barrell in Sheff in the 80's, he had been fasting for a week, rolled up at the Broomgrove gym after a day ice climbing on Kinder and cranked off 3 or 4 consecutive one finger one armers pretty much without a warm up. He was a beast.

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#1172 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 07:25:27 pm
What stands out on this page is the crotch bulges, and I mean that in a very literal sense.

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#1173 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 07:43:00 pm
I thought that was just me  :-[

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#1174 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
February 04, 2022, 11:13:53 pm
looks like a pant gargoyle.

I was going to say phallic gargoyle but that reminds me something in Tom Sharpe book.

 

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