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Climbing Right Angle

Rich B climbing the classic Right Angle at Gurnard's Head, Cornwall in May 1987. You can see his face if you look where the walls meet in the corner.


I did this climb later that year, in September. It either took us a little while longer than we'd anticipated or it got darker earlier than we remembered, or both; whatever, Tony J, with whom I was climbing, led this third pitch of the climb in the last of the light leaving me to come up in the dark. Black rock, no daylight, a dark sea and you start beneath an can see the difficulties perhaps more clearly than I could see the rock at the time.


Picture taken in May 1987 with an Olympus XA-2 and scanned from a slide.

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Taken on May 4, 2009