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THE BLACK CLIFF: THE HISTORY OF CLIMBING ON CLOGWYN D'UR ARDDU Soper, Wilson and Crew 1971 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Soper, Jack, Ken Wilson and Peter Crew
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London, 1971, 1st edition. 159 pp, b/w photos and illustrations. Red cloth hardcover with chipped dust jacket and former owner's RSM on FEP. Near Fine condition overall. 

The definitive book on Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, this famous Welsh crag.

Wikipedia: Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, on the north flank of Snowdon, is considered by many to be one of the best climbing cliffs in Britain. It is north-facing and comparatively remote (700m or 2,300 ft above sea level). The name is Welsh and probably means 'black cliff of the plough'. It lends its name to Clogwyn Station on the Snowdon Mountain Railway which overlooks it.

Climbers who have contributed to the many high-quality routes on the cliff included John Streetly Jack Longland, Ron James, Colin Kirkus, Joe Brown, Don Whillans, and Johnny Dawes.

First Recorded Ascent: The first recorded climb on the cliff was the 1798 ascent of the Eastern Terrace by the Reverends Peter Williams and W. Bingley, botanists looking for alpine plants. The latter wrote:

I believe it was the prospect downwards that determined us to brave every difficulty. It happened fortunately that the steep section immediately above us was the only one that presented any material danger. Mr Williams, having a pair of strong shoes with nails in them, which would hold their footing better than mine, requested to make the first attempt, and after some difficulty he succeeded When he had fixed himself securely to a part of the rock, he took off his belt, and holding it firmly by one end, gave the other to me: I laid hold, and, with a little aid from the stones, fairly pulled myself up by it. After this we got on pretty well, and in about an hour and a quarter from the commencement of our labour, we found ourselves upon the brow of this dreadful precipice, and in possession of all the plants we expected to find.

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