/ leaping from the top of froggatt pinnacle
to the cliff top? I have heard about this but never met anyone who did it.
Must be scary as hell!
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> to the cliff top? I have heard about this but never met anyone who did it.
> Must be scary as hell!
Yes - he broke his ankle. He said he believed that was the normal way off.
When he was better he put the bolt in the top of the Pinnacle.
Nope, not me - I have always had much more sense than trying that!
I've done it a couple of times, though from a ledge on the E side rather than a running jump off the top. I've done Huntsman's leap a few times in a similar fashion. There's a trickier one onto the Cioch at Burbage across the gully to its left.
I would love to have seen some footage of Alf in action, especially the Black slab descent, though I guess none exists. You wonder how much chinese whispers have played a part in the myth making, though looking at the footage of Dolphin? at Almscliff in Dawes' film, its clear the art of descending was given more attention than now.
You should try the Monkey Jump at Wharncliffe, that's a real gripper involving a turn in mid-air to enter the cave backwards and the need to tuck up to avoid cracking your head open! Never again!
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