Climb direct where Congo Corner and Dark Continent come in from the left, deciding when to go for it, and when to waste strength and place gear. At the youthful age of 18 we watched in amazement and admiration as the locals climbed Congo Corner Direct. That night in the pub, someone asked "What do you want to to when you are 60?". One member of our group replied, "I want to be dead. Life just will not be worth living. Your joints don't work, you are always ill, and you have to rely on relatives to keep you alive." I disagreed. "When I am 60 I want to be climbing HVS, you know, those routes we saw those guys do today". And sure enough, 42 years later I returned to an almost unchanged Stanage, and led the route. An emotional trip down memory lane. Climbing may not get easier over the years, but, with its mix of sport, the outdoors and friendship it always gives just as much pleasure as before.