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Monochrome images of rock climbing.

All images were originally created on Fuji Velvia or Provia film scanned to digital format on an Epson v850 scanner and processed to monochrome with Adobe Lightroom, with a few adjustments with Photoshop to reach the finished image.

Froggatt_01

Bouldering at Froggatt Edge, Peak District, UK around 1982

Geoff_Armathwaite_1991

Geoff Thomas leading on sandstone at Armathwaite, Eden Valley, Cumbria UK around 1991

Valkyrie_The-Roaches

Interesting ropework for the ‘second’ following ‘Valkyrie’ (VS) at The Roaches, Staffordshire Gritstone, UK around 1985

VallettaLines-Malta_01

Leading on the Maltese limestone at the Marine Lines, around 1988

FlyingButtress_Lundy

Climbers on ‘Flying Buttress (VS), Lundy, Bristol Channel, UK

Climbing_Lakes

Beyond-the-Edge_Gouther_02

Leading ‘One Step Beyond’ (E4 6a), Gouther Crag, Eastern Lake District, UK (c 1995)

Beyond-the-Edge_Gouther

Leading ‘One Step Beyond’ (E4 6a), Gouther Crag, Eastern Lake District, UK (c 1995)

Nadin_Bucket-City_Dove-Crag_01

Simon Nadin making short work of ‘Bucket City’ (E6 6b), Dove Crag, Brotherswater, English Lake District (c 1994?)

Nadin_Bucket-City

Simon Nadin making retrieving the gear  ‘Bucket City’ (E6 6b), Dove Crag, Brotherswater, English Lake District (c 1994?)

Geoff_Cumbrian-Sandstone

Geoff Thomas on the sandstone of the Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

Geoff_The-Gap

Geoff Thomas leading at ‘The Gap’, South Wales, UK

Geoff_Spain

Geoff Thomas on the limestone of Costa Daurada, Spain

Govans_Pembroke

The verticality of the limestone at  St Govan’s Head, Pembroke, South Wales, UK

Geoff_Armathwiate_1991

Geoff Thomas on the sandstone of the Eden Valley, Cumbria, UK

 

 

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