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Pete Jackson
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Stone Soup
Once upon a time, in a land far away ,  A group of Yorkshire boulderers sat talking and wishing for something new.. Up from behind the bus shelter popped a wizened old man, who clutching a small leather bag, approached the group saying.. "In my magic bag I ...

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Tribal
At 09.32 Saturday morning the queue outside the Tattoo shop in Gleadless had 6 people in it. 4 blokes and two women all in tee shirts, it was cold, as I passed them they were lost in each other  Check it out !  Tribal. The dividing line between sunshine and...

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Down to Business
Driving South, System playing loud. The sky is torn in pieces. Flying free. Plantation car park 10:15 just me and a mountain biker. Pads on, up the path Sunshine playing on my cheek, warm. The wind is hard swirling, vortices of ripped ferns winnow the hills...

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Points and Prizes.
Me and The Girl We were both on our feet. Come On! Fingers stretched towards the crimp on the volume... Come On! Shouting at the small screen Come On! Watching Dave Barrans on the last Men's Semi-final problem in the Climbing Works International Festival. I...

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Yorkshire Boulder Liberation Front
Ali battles alone  John and the Worm girl got there first. It had been the sort of morning that stripped the black from the crows. Muddy bus stop greetings, new faces & old friends. A minute in denial then we go, this is it, into the woods. The dark ancestr...

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525
525 On average during 2014 I climbed about 10.09615 problems or routes a week, every week, for the year. I had set myself a target of over 500 lines at the end of last year having scraped in at 491 in the run up to Xmas. There are no F9a's or E7's in this l...

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Left to Right
 The thing about Peak Grit is its simplicity. I prefer Yorkshire and its stubborn complexities but sometimes you just need a rest. Of the myriad of options available in the Peak, Stanage offers a really easy relationship, you open your door and there it is,...
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