So, after a brilliant week in Ceuse, I nipped over the pond to do a photo-shoot in Cornwall for a few days.
The weather played ball (just about) and master photographer Jon Griffith snapped a load of shots of my ugly mug on some classic routes at the Cornish venues of Sennen, Land’s End, Bosigran and Gurnards Head. The photos are for the next Cotswold catalogue, and I think I am on the cover, but unfortunately not climbing, there was a few ‘lifestyle’ shots.
Jon was shooting with a 5d MKII and a couple of different lenses, both from the top and from abseil ropes, and I was climbing. The routes we did, I either climbed in a one-er, or climbed with a couple of pauses hanging on the gear as Jon repositioned. It was really good fun, and Jon was a legend to work with.
The hardest route we did was up the side of the hotel after Jon locked himself out of his room! But I also nipped up Ghost at Bosigran and Mastadon at Gurnards Head, both classic E3’s and both Extreme Rock ticks. I’d done them before, but you can’t grumble at getting to hang out on pieces of rock like that and getting paid for it.
Some photos from the shoot (all photos copyright Jon Griffith):
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