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Mark Leach on Mandela 1988
© Ian Horrocks
Route: Mandela (8a+ )
Date taken: 1988
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A photo shoot with Rossendale's Human Fly and his belay bunny your's truly!
Enty - 24/Sep/08
wasn't this used in OTE?
grumpybearpantsclimbinggoat - 24/Sep/08
I think so. And it's actually in one of the Hard Rock books but in B&W.
Enty - 24/Sep/08
Check out the clothes and gear. Mark was sponsored by Eidelwiess at the time so two Harnesses, two pairs of Asolo Runouts - the best climbing shoe ever made. Pink tights - haven't a clue who made them but my turquoise top is a Pattagucci bought for my first ever trip to The Verdon. All kinda let down by the Ron Hills!!!
Enty - 24/Sep/08
Surely at 8b it's a bit tough to be in Hard Rock? Great piccie though..
Andy Farnell - 25/Sep/08
One of those books but not Extreme Rock. I can't remember which one.
Enty - 25/Sep/08
Infact, is Kilnsey Main Overhang not in Hard Rock at A3 with this pic and a pic of Ron Moseley on the FA in 1957?
Enty - 25/Sep/08
The Power of Climbing by David Jones? Black and white photography with transcripts of interviews with 'Hustlers', 'Veterans', 'The Elite', etc.
Gavin McGrath - 29/Sep/08
Jeez, I went to a 60th birthday party (not mine) a couple of years ago and the guy was lauded as 'teaching Rossendale's Human Fly to climb'.
As for belay bunny, that's where most of us learned our trade, following Mr Leach everywhere. Getting in Herbie for day 27 & 28 under Screaming Dream (think he got it next time with you Enty!)
BlownAway - 17/Oct/08
My longest stint was about 3 weeks solid on Cry Freedom! But it was great just to be part of it all. I was day 6 on Consenting Adults!!!
Enty - 17/Dec/08
classic shot
mark mcgowan01 - 29/Jan/11
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