Ron Fawcett was at the top of the UK climbing scene in the mid 70s and early 80s and one of the first professional climbers in the UK. He took up the mantel from climbers such as Pete Livesey and helped cement the E5 and E6 grade in the UK. He also put up some of the early hard sport routes in the UK with lines such as Sardine, Body Machine and The Prow at Raven Tor.
Ron famously climbed 100 extremes (i.e. routes graded E1 or harder on the British Trad grading scale) in a day in 1986 starting at Froggatt then going on to Stanage, Burbage and finishing at Curbar. This feat is even more impressive when you consider that Ron was not just picking the easiest routes available: Downhill Racer (E4), Heartless Hare (E5) and Ulysses or Bust (E5) feature among the hard routes that he climbed. See  for a full list.
 Rock Athlete, by Sid Perou https://youtu.be/tdRfqD125-g?t=1522
 Interview with Andy Pollitt https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/andy_pollitt+big_ron_fawcett-9483.
 Ticklist of Ron's 100 extremes in a day https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/set.php?id=548
27 recorded ascents.
|Revelations||8b (Lead)||01 Jan 1984 (approx)|
|The Prow||8a (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1982 (approx)|
Climbed in three pitches. Geoff Birtles, editor of Crags magazine, proclaimed it the hardest route in the world at the time.
|Defcon 3||8a (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1984 (approx)|
|Tequila Mockingbird||7c+ (Lead)||✓||01 May 1982 (approx)|
|Body Machine||7c+ (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1984 (approx)|
|Indecent Exposure||7c (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1982 (approx)|
|Sardine||7b+ (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1981 (approx)|
First free ascent.
|Knockin' on Heaven's Door||E9 (Lead)|
Second ascent? Ron climbed the route in a similar style to the FA and thought it was worth about E7 .
|Strawberries||E7 (Lead)||✓||01 Apr 1980 (approx)|
Ron lead the route in yo-yo style and gave it E5.
|Eye of the Tiger||E7 (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1982 (approx)|
A great effort considering the time it was done, featuring 7c/+ sport climbing on traditionally protected climbing.
|The Master's Edge||E7 (Lead)||✓||01 Dec 1983 (approx)|
|The Cad||E6 (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1978 (approx)|
|Lord of the Flies||E6 (Lead)||✓||26 Jun 1979|
|The Big Sleep||E6 (Lead)||✓||01 May 1980 (approx)|
|Wall of Fossils||E6 (Lead)||✓||01 May 1980 (approx)|
|Cave Route Right Hand (Pre 2018)||E6 (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1982 (approx)|
|Supersonic||E5 (Lead)||✓||01 Jan 1976 (approx)|
|Crimson Cruiser||E5 (Lead)||✓||01 Apr 1980 (approx)|
|Hall of Warriors||E5 (Lead)||✓||11 Apr 1980|
|Atomic Hot Rod||E5 (Lead)||✓||11 Apr 1980|
|J.R.||E5 (Lead)||✓||12 Apr 1980|
|Ivory Madonna||E5 (Lead)||✓||18 Apr 1980|
|True Grip||E5 (Lead)||✓||19 Apr 1980|
|Imminent Crisis||E5 (Lead)||✓||07 May 1982|
|Ron's Girdle Traverse||E5 (Solo Onsight)||✓||01 Jan 1992 (approx)|