Alan Rouse

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Also known as: Al Rouse

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 19th December 1951
Date of death: 10th August 1986
Hardest Trad (Worked): E5

Contributors: remus

Quick Info

Nationality: GB
Date of birth: 19th December 1951
Date of death: 10th August 1986
Hardest Trad (Worked): E5
Contributors: remus

Ascents

5 recorded ascents.

Year Climb Grade Style Ascent Date
1969 The Boldest E4 Solo | worked 1969

A bold ascent at a time when this was considered one of the harder routes in Wales.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/the_stone_children_-_cutting_edge_climbing_in_the_1970s-13297

1970
1971 Wee Doris E4 Lead 1971
First ascent.

Some sources report this as the first free ascent but it is unclear whether Rouse managed to reduce the amount of aid used.

However, in Rocksport Magazine April/May 1971, it was stated that Rouse and Alan (Richard) McHardy had both repeated Wee Doris, but had been unable to reduce the amount of aid used by Proctor. [1]

References

[1] Peak Limestone North, First Ascents Supplement /file/bc3fd0e4-a3ee-a736-1cbf-d68af9f0910e/peak_lime_north_first_ascents.pdf

1972
1973
1974
1975 Beatnik E5 Lead 1975
First ascent.
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984 Reagent E5 Lead | worked 1984
First ascent.
Tax Exile E5 Lead 20th Apr 1984
First ascent.
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Beatnik E5 Lead 1975
First ascent.
Reagent E5 Lead | worked 1984
First ascent.
Tax Exile E5 Lead 20th Apr 1984
First ascent.
Wee Doris E4 Lead 1971
First ascent.

Some sources report this as the first free ascent but it is unclear whether Rouse managed to reduce the amount of aid used.

However, in Rocksport Magazine April/May 1971, it was stated that Rouse and Alan (Richard) McHardy had both repeated Wee Doris, but had been unable to reduce the amount of aid used by Proctor. [1]

References

[1] Peak Limestone North, First Ascents Supplement /file/bc3fd0e4-a3ee-a736-1cbf-d68af9f0910e/peak_lime_north_first_ascents.pdf

The Boldest E4 Solo | worked 1969

A bold ascent at a time when this was considered one of the harder routes in Wales.

References

[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/the_stone_children_-_cutting_edge_climbing_in_the_1970s-13297

Climb Grade Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade