Article: Full Hot. Henry Barber climbs in Bermuda.


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grant farquhar

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Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 18, 2018 - 05:31am PT

This is an article on the Footless Crow website about Hot Henry’s past and more recent climbing in Bermuda as a prelude to the forthcoming Gogarth anthology: The White Cliff.

Apr 18, 2018 - 05:50am PT
That was good reading.


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Apr 18, 2018 - 06:15am PT
Enjoyable read.

Thanks Grant.

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Nothing creative to say
Apr 18, 2018 - 08:24am PT
Agreed. And having Henry write more stories would be stellar!

Trad climber
Depends on the day...
Apr 18, 2018 - 11:20am PT
I remember when he did the Steck-Salathe. Madness...

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Morro Bay
Apr 24, 2018 - 10:32pm PT
Thanks for posting Grant.
I used to run for a living and raced the Bermuda mile several (5, 6?) times, over a decade before I took up climbing, wish I would have known there was so much good stuff there! alas, now I'll have a reason to come back, to explore the one part I never knew existed!

cheers, CH~

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Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 25, 2018 - 09:13am PT

Nice read! I've known Henry for a long time.

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 25, 2018 - 09:22am PT
Coolio. Still shaking my head over his solo of The Strand at Gogarth.
The turf exit is scary enough with a rope, let alone the rest of it.

“Henry is 64 years old and not suffering from anorexia nervosa,”

I think we can get a quorum to commiserate with that diagnosis here!

right here, right now
Apr 25, 2018 - 10:54am PT
Read Chip Lee's book.
Definitely a worthwhile article posted here!

Ask Henry to do his wine glass eating party trick next time you see him!

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 25, 2018 - 11:18am PT
The wine glass trick might impress the wimps around here but it was SOP in Nam. jess sayin’... 😉

May 2, 2018 - 11:20am PT
Henry was one of the big inspirations in my early days, and he was certainly one of the reasons American free climbing was such a lure for many Brits. Legend!

Re... Footless Crow. Crow with no feet. Have to keep flying because you can't stop. I grew up in that era and understood that was the reason for the name. Could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time. I was wrong once before... when I thought I was wrong.
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