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Olos
Preamble Early Gear Training Cox's Overhang Olos Hanger Wall

 LIFE BEFORE NUTS

 

 

 "Runners?  Ve don need no steenkin runners" *

Besides, back then we didn't have any gear that would fit this shallow seam.  Ted Cais revisiting the layback in 1968 after first soloing (hence the name) this section on Christmas day, 1967.  The complete ascent was made the next day with Dennis Stocks (not in 1969 as recorded by guidebooks).

 

* Profuse apologies to "Treasure of the Sierra Madre"

 

 

 

Pete Giles belaying Geoff Cullen up Olos, circa 1968.  What outrage hath the BCC wrought upon this climb?  Surely they didn't remove the block!  Now about that gorgeous blank wall to the right.........


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