The Angel's Share

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Nick Brown

Visiting Italian climber Michele Caminati climbs at sunset in the Peak District National Park on the aptly named 'Angel's Share' route. Originally the climb was far more dangerous but with the introduction of bouldering mats (crash pads used to break the climbers fall), the climber can now focus purely on the technical difficulty of the climb. It is rumoured that the first ascentionist Johnny Dawes used a combination of tree branches and car seats in order to break his fall.

Location: Black Rocks, Matlock, Derbyshire, England

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