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#900 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
December 04, 2013, 04:18:54 pm
I climbed with Andy a fair bit in the late 80s, especially at Avon, which had a great scene back then and, probably unsurprisingly, bred a particular type of ultra bold tradder. Andy exemplified this breed - great company too. Still at it in Colorado.

Not at it so much now though - he became a dad a year or 2 back. He lives and works in Denver so doesn't have much time for cragging. I saw him at a BBQ in June at Naomi Guy's house. And TDK was there as well (Tony Kaye or Tone Deaf Kunt).

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#901 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
December 04, 2013, 07:18:06 pm


On Super Imjun at Ogawayama in Japan, 2006

Nice! I think スーパーイムジン is more commonly transcribed as "Super Imjin" or "Super Imujin". I have no idea if it alludes to the river or the war.

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#902 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
December 04, 2013, 08:05:18 pm
There was a great shot of Moffatt on that route in the interview with Chris Gore in one of the early editions of High mag. He flashed it IIRC.

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#903 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
December 04, 2013, 11:03:40 pm
[Thanks for the correction, JWI: living in a bilingual Japanese/ English household you would think I would get it right!]

Not necessarily… most Japanese I know are not overly concerned with getting a transcription to romanji right… :) But as a wiseacre with a smallish native language I am a stickler when it comes to transcription of foreign names.

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#904 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
December 09, 2013, 01:12:08 am

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#905 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 03, 2014, 04:03:30 pm
John Long...


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#906 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
April 04, 2014, 01:09:25 am
Some fantastic pics coming out of this thread!

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#907 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
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#908 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 07, 2014, 02:46:57 pm
The Climbing In The 80s page on facebook is amazing. You should already be on there....


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#909 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 12:07:03 am
Ah, the bog walls.  I loved the bog walls.

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#910 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 05:32:41 am
Hotwalls then?

But I did love those bog walls.

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#911 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 02:39:36 pm
The Hotwalls really were a desperate last measure - though you could find yourself excitingly high above a tarmac pavement!

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#912 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 02:58:39 pm
Of course.

IIRC Hotwalls was vertical ... the bog wall just a steep slab. And higher and much crimpier.

I now see where Prof. Popp gets his love of high face problems on tiny holds in less than perfect situations from... ;)

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#913 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 09:09:36 pm
For a real crimpfest this was the training wall for the discerning late 80's climber.

Or at least, one desperate for anything vaguely climbable....

Pompey Seawalls.





 

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#914 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 14, 2014, 09:53:21 pm
Nice

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#915 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 06:47:14 pm
I pretty much started climbing at the seawalls in Pompey, I used to dream about being able to sit in one of those alcove/ window things. I only ever managed to get up some of the easy stuff, but started to get stong and badly lacerated fingers, sadly lost by 15 years of inactivty. I even found the topo recently for a real trip down memory lane. I miss that place.

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#916 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 07:28:29 pm

I pretty much started climbing at the seawalls in Pompey, I used to dream about being able to sit in one of those alcove/ window things. I only ever managed to get up some of the easy stuff, but started to get stong and badly lacerated fingers, sadly lost by 15 years of inactivty. I even found the topo recently for a real trip down memory lane. I miss that place.

Sat in the windows a few times. Bit of a shock the fist time, as they're barred and I'd counted on climbing through and coming down the steps inside. 20' jump to the shingle...

Which turned out to be a, do-able b, fun.

Never saw a topo for the walls though, it was just "that's hard" and "that's even harder"...

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#917 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 07:34:45 pm
A bit of (bad) photoshop, to give a bit of perspective on that first shot. Courtesy of Mr R Welch of Alien Rock.


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#918 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 07:56:43 pm
Can anyone name the crag?

Long gone but still climbed daily...




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#919 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 08:48:44 pm
Ratho?

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#921 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 15, 2014, 10:14:55 pm
first thing i ever climbed was on the that wall, top roped and cacking it all the way.... not much has changed then...

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#922 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 29, 2014, 09:02:51 pm
Some faces in here: Top 100 climbers in the UK etc.. from OTE94

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


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#923 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 29, 2014, 10:31:54 pm
Brilliant.

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#924 Re: Old Skool pics, per request
July 29, 2014, 10:36:47 pm

Brilliant.

And Jasper still hasn't done Hubble ;)

 

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