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Helsby Upper tier The Mangler

'The Mangler' XS 6a on the upper tier.
Gary climbing, Ian Gifford on belay and watcher Garys brother

Bilbery Buttress

The early years - 1977

I started climbing at school way back in 1977.
The nearest cliff was Helsby Hill, a large sandstone outcrop with 150+ routes.

Gary on Wafer Wall MXS 5c Helsby

"Stay Cool"
Ian Gifford on Bilberry Buttress VS, Raven Crag, Great Langdale