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Part 1. Intro to - The Left Wall. Llanberis Pass. Filmed in 1964. ..wmv

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Published on Jun 12, 2010

If you wish to see the digitised version in Black and white see:-
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&vide...


Part 1. Intro to a film made in 1964 of an ascent of Left Wall Llanberis Pass in Wales. Made by Bob Godfrey. and climbed by Rowland Edwards and Eric Jones. Rowland had to repeat the route several time as Bob had only one 16mm film camera. Eventually Rowland climbed it completely free but in those days if you practiced a route you didn't claim it.
In 1974. Rowland soloed the route and in 1976 did a new route to its right , Resurrection. E4 5c. which was also to become a classic rock climb.

This film was originally filmed on 16mm colour film and was of far better quality than this video. Bob Godfrey died in the early 70s and the film has since been lost. Bob lived in Colorado USA. but came from Yorkshire. If anyone knows anything of the where abouts of the original film please contact me thorugh our web site at www.compasswest.co.uk This peice of history should not be lost.
Rowland Edwards

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