I'll miss him. the picture above is by Pete Duggan and shows Ed in sept 2009 climbing Route 2 at Diabaig 34 years after his first ascent of it.
Sunday, 14 February 2010
It is with real sadness that I heard on UKC that Ed Grindley passed away at the weekend. to the climbing world he was a climber, Guide, Teacher and enthusiastic member of both the Climbers Club and the Polldubh club. Prolific in his new routeing he is well known in particular for first ascents at Diabaig and in Glen Nevis but also for routes in Glencoe, on Pavey in The Lakes, Haytor, The Alps and on Ben Nevis. He remained a keen climber to the end and was supportive of other climbers whether pupils, clients, partners or just folk he met on the hill. In the last year he was still new routing at Polldubh and as a founder member of the Polldubh club had been instrumental in the work to reclaim overgrown areas of crags there for climbers.