Rock Climbing by Geoff Birtles

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  • Rock Climbing at Stoney Middleton in the 1970s

    ROCK-CLIMBING AT STONEY MIDDLETON IN THE 1970s Personal recollections of the 1970s by Geoff Birtles   All histories are versions of events and this one is no different. Following are some personal recollections of climbing at Stoney Middleton in the 1970s and a tribute to Tom Proctor (pictured below). Thanks go to others for their… Learn more

  • Mick Ward

    Tales of Windy Ledge By Mick Ward This text of this article first appeared on the UKclimbing website in 2010.   Above: Ben Campbell-Kelly, a visitor from the South-West. (Brian Cropper)   In 1968 the late Tom Proctor went up to Windy Ledge and attacked the vicious, outrageously undercut flake right of Scoop Wall. Geoff… Learn more

  • Sharples

    STONEY MIDDLETON A retrospective of this time hardened Peak District crag by Keith Sharples. Ever since its halcyon days of the 60s, Stoney Middleton Dale has been up there in the higher echelons of White Peak crags. Without a few Stoney classic test pieces under your belt, your CV can only be considered lacking. Nor… Learn more

  • Bibliography and Acknowledgements

    Definitive Guidebooks (Number of climbs indicated) No. of routes (63) 1961 – Rock Climbs on the Mountain Limestone of Debyshire by Graham West (MGCC) (126) 1966 – Stoney Middleton by Geoff Birtles (Private Publication) (144) 1969 – The Northern Limestone Area by C Jackson, B Moore, J Street and G Birtles (CC) (224) 1980 –… Learn more