/ Most aesthetically pleasing routes in the Gower.
A friend of mine is a climber and photographer and wants to go climb the Gower.
In your opinion what are the most aesthetically pleasing/ photogenic climbs in the area up to HVS/E1 ?
Scavenger is the obvious one, Lots in that grade range on Fall Bay Buttress at Mewslade too.
Marsh Dance - Tor Gro
2nd Scavenger, plus Arch Slab next to it.
Osiris at Fall Bay.
Potential for interesting photos looking out of the caves at the sport crags Fox Hole and Minchen Hole.
> Scavenger is the obvious one,
Yes, it looks great, but I can't think of another route that so signally fails to live up to its allure!
> Yes, it looks great, but I can't think of another route that so signally fails to live up to its allure!
Glad it wasn't just me!
Arch slab is better IMHO
There's quite a photgenic VS at Boiler Slab
Castle Lewes, isis, osiris, south west diedre..
You will need a 3rd person on an ab rope to get the best angle though.
Great Tor has to be up there. Looking down the second pitch with an incoming tide.
I agree Arch Slab is better climbing, looks cool in a photo too, when you're out on the slab.
> 2nd Scavenger, plus Arch Slab next to it.
> Osiris at Fall Bay.
Those are the very two I'd mention.
The aesthetics/photogenics there's White Edge, rather loose, but a fine feature.
There's also Assassin near there, which I haven't done, but I'm told is very good.
merely adding my voice to the choir, but Isis, Osiris and Arch Slab.
It's (a very well protected) E2; but you could potentially get an awesome shot on lazy sunday afternoon as well.
> The aesthetics/photogenics there's White Edge, rather loose, but a fine feature.
Yes, more than rather loose. I suggested a grade of VS 3a in my UKC log.
Assassin is very good for the grade, not too sure on the photogenics though... haven't thought of it from that perspective.
The Fall Bay Buttress roof between Isis and Osiris looks great in profile and has already been used on a guide book cover.
Giants Cave looks great with the tide in.
White Edge and Kiaser Buttress are both huge white fins rising from the beach at Mewslade.
Both the ridges on Great Tor look great in profile.
Three cliffs is about as photogenic as it gets.
Paviland and Juniper Wall are strangely unimpressive to look at and feel quite the opposite to climb!
Lazy Sunday morning afternoon, the adulteress or a number of routes on great tor....the angle of the photography is key.....
Do you know that Norman Croucher did it with his two artificial legs for a TV programme I made about him years ago (late 70s) for BBC South-West? I don't remember him having too much trouble, though of course he took it very slowly and carefully. Very sadly, the programme doesn't seem to have survived and was never given a copy of it after it was broadcast. (The programme was shot on 16mm film, and it's possible it was never transferred onto videotape, simply broadcast directly from telecine.)
Alex Puccio has climbed Heritage, a Carlo Traversi Font 8B+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland. This was Puccio's fifth climb graded 8B+ after previously climbing Jade, The Wheel of Chaos, New Baseline and The Penrose Step.