Thursday, 15 December 2011

Whipplesnaith himself.

 Whipplesnaith - King's Chapel - c.100ft

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

New Tower, St John's.

"Pillars rear up at the outside corners and are joined to the Tower by an arch of sloping stone, festooned on the upper side with ornamentations that should not be trusted too far."

Monday, 12 December 2011

The Photographers' Farewell

The narrow line which separates the sublime from the ludicrous runs through time as well as space, and we have reached that line. No longer may we test ourselves up pipe and chimney; the days of early manhood become as out of date as those of the nursery, and we must say farewell.

The Lion Chimney

 "This chimney, above one of the lions at the north-east corner, is of an ideal width with vertical grooves to keep the feet (and body) from slipping sideways."

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Bridge, Trinity College

"The porter stopped on the bridge for some time, scanning the landscape with his torch, but not looking over the side of the bridge."

The Fitzilliam Chimney at the Back.

"The chimney at the back is about half-way along the west wall."

Thursday, 8 December 2011

"Drain-pipe Chimney, St John's"

King's Chapel Spire

"Chapel Spire: First overhang, with clover leaf above and below.         B: Second overhang, with parapet just above.         C: Chess-board, at which point the stone becomes crumbly.         With three simultaneous grips for the rest of the way up the climb is safe."

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

King's Chapel, North-East Pinnacle

King's Chapel, North-East Pinnacle. Negotiating the first overhang. Note bare feet. The climber's back is dirty through having just come up the main chimney from the ground.

Dawn Ascent

Daylight ascent of New Tower, St John's