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Best Climbing Experience

I have had many great climbing experiences over the years - early days on grit and in North Wales in the 80s, creeping up the grades; sport climbing in the early 90s in leafy Chee Dale and sunny France; holidays on the Spanish Costas in the mid 90s; and more recently with taking my children out for their first experiences. Probably the best climbing time I have had (so far) were the years I spent obsessed with Pembroke from 1987 to publishing the Pembroke Rockfax in 1995 - great climbs, great routes and great company in one of the most beautiful areas in the world for rock climbing. To pin point an actual moment would be difficult, so I'll choose three: sitting on top of Star Gate after cruising this peerless climb and experiencing "most of the Atlantic Ocean beneath my feet" on the final moves; finding Darkness at Noon in perfect conditions and grabbing an ascent late one day when we were expecting "just another Leap E5"; and clawing over the top of Trevallen after a tenuous ascent of Orange Robe Burning, forearms burning, eyes on stalks, friends waiting at the top.

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Name Grade Friend(s) Notes Feedback Date Crag name
The South Ridge Grade-1 ** Sam James-Louwerse, Rory Park 5 Jun Tryfan
False y Gribin Grade-1 * Sam James-Louwerse, Rory Park 5 Jun Y Gribin
Dolmen Ridge Grade-3 *** Sam James-Louwerse, Rory Park 5 Jun Glyder Fach
Bristly Ridge Grade-2 *** Sam James-Louwerse, Rory Park 5 Jun Glyder Fach
The North Ridge (Summer) Grade-1 *** Sam James-Louwerse, Rory Park 5 Jun Tryfan
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