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Right Angle - The 50th Anniversary Ascent!


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Bald Eagle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0

Warm greetings to you all from a cold, grey day in the UK!

Here's a wee video featuring the first ascensionist Iain Peters, to celebrate the 50th anniversary ascent of the super-classic climb called Right Angle at Gurnard's Head in Cornwall. One of the great Hard Severe's in the UK and first climbed on August 26th 1966 by Iain and John Gerber. At the tender age of 17, Iain went out in search of the "Extreme to end all Extremes", but instead found the Hard Severe to end all Hard Severe's which was not a bad consolation prize!

The rather ambitious plan on this committing sea-cliff climb was to try and get 50 climbers up the route in a day with some cunning pre-rigging of the gear and belays so all we needed was the weather to play ball. And after a cloudy, blustery start it turned into a lovely bluebird day and a large group of friends, with ages ranging from 8 to 68, turned up and all helped make it a fun-filled event.

So did we manage to get 50 climbers up the route in a day? Well have a look at the vid, complete with some drone footage of one the great climbs in the South West to find out!


All constructive feedback welcome, please feel free to share and hopefully it will brighten up a tea break along with a brew and biscuit!

Happy Climbing! :-)

Mobes Mobesely · · Granite island · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 865

Excellent video. What region is this in?

I bet the last person up had about 30lbs of gear to haul up. 

Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 551

What a great story. Well done!

Best, OLH

Bald Eagle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0
T Roper wrote:

Excellent video. What region is this in?

I bet the last person up had about 30lbs of gear to haul up. 

Hi T Roper
Apologies for the delay in responding as I have been away for a few weeks but many thanks for taking the time to post your kind words as it is muchly appreciated!
Gurnards Head is in West Penwith, Cornwall in the UK. Happy New Year! :-)
Dave 

Bald Eagle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0
Old lady H wrote:

What a great story. Well done!

Best, OLH

Hi OLH
Once again hearty apologies for the delay in responding as I have been away for a few weeks but a maa-hoosive thanks for taking the time to post your positive feedback as it is hugely appreciated!
Happy New Year! :-)
Dave 

ErikaNW · · Golden, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 145

So glad this got bumped up as I missed it first time around. Really enjoyable film - what a cool idea to celebrate the FA! Thanks for posting.

Bald Eagle · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 0
ErikaNW wrote:

So glad this got bumped up as I missed it first time around. Really enjoyable film - what a cool idea to celebrate the FA! Thanks for posting.

Aaaww thanks a million Erika and I'm glad you enjoyed my wee video! Happy climbing! :-)

Cheers

Dave

 

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