Andy Rodker

Andy Rodker

Posted on 10/10/2017


Photo taken on July  9, 2012



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Gurnard's Head (full screen please)

Gurnard's Head (full screen please) 

Named for it's resemblance to the head of a gurnard, a tasty red fish caught around here. Its only drawback is its very spiny and bony nature, but the taste almost compensates!
The main slab of cliff face (black, centre-right) houses the famous climb 'Right Angle'. You traverse to it across the lower rocks (mid-centre) and ascend the steep crack. Yes. I did it once (1978). A terrific mid grade climb! It was a very enjoyable climb, so much so that, more than any other climb from those years, I can remember almost every move!

Wiltrud Ludt, Angelofruhr, Marie-claire Gallet, Hélène chevillard and 26 other people have particularly liked this photo


33 comments - The latest ones
Elena M
Elena M
amazing landscape, great colours and well chosed frame!
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Great comment, thank you, Elena!
13 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Very nice indeed Andy .. and interesting info to compliment what we see

all liked by me

Best wishes .... steve
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks Steve.
Here in Spain, all in turmoil; after the illegal declaration of independence in Catalunya. It will be interesting to see what happens. Spain's Brexit moment! I have the 24 hours news channel on as I also have on the FAR MORE important ipernity site open on my laptop!
:o)
Best wishes,
Andy
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
S Drury has replied to Andy Rodker
Hello Andy yes we keep seeing updates on this on news when on too

Steve
13 months ago.
John Goodwin
John Goodwin
Just so nice, Andy... John.
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to John Goodwin
Many thanks, John - the magic that is Cornwall!
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
That old Chinese curse, Steve: 'May you live in interesting times!'
13 months ago.
Misou 49
Misou 49
Superbe paysage !
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Thank you, Misou!
13 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
I'll leave the climbing to you on this one!!
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Larry Drummond
Larry, Larry, Larry,
I had the help of ropes, much protective equipment, a few experienced climbing friends and a healthy respect for risk and fear. I never felt I was risking too much and I gave it all up anyway a few years later after one too many friends had met their untimely demise.
13 months ago. Edited 13 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Amazing ! Great on Fullscreen !
13 months ago.
Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38
Very beautiful!!!!!!!
13 months ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne
A lovely craggy coastline, not dissimilar to the rock formations/patterns in your Spanish pic's.
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne
Amazingly, this isn't granite, Rosa. (I forget quite what it is)!
13 months ago.
Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau
Herrlich diese Küstenlandschaft.
13 months ago.
slgwv
slgwv
Back ca. 1978 I did some climbing too, but those days are long gone! ;)
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker has replied to slgwv
Yo tambien, Steve!
13 months ago.
Doug Shepherd
Doug Shepherd
Excellent capture of dramatic scene Andy, nicely done.

Best regards, Doug
13 months ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Definitely full screen..!! What a magnificent bit of coastline..!! An outstanding shot Andy!
13 months ago.
cammino
cammino
Beautiful scenery!
13 months ago.
Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac
Photo et paysage superbes. Nicole.
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Erhard,
Philippe,
Ksendra Kasandra
Ulrich,
Nouchet,
Bernd,
Doug,
Keith,
cammino,
Nicole,
Many thanks to you all!
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Many thanks Schussentaler!
13 months ago.
Pat29
Pat29
Wonderful capture Andy
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Ernest,
Pat,
Thank you both!
13 months ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Explications et photo au TOP...+++
13 months ago.
Léopold
Léopold
Hiking in this area must be a powerful pleasure.
It reminds me Newfoundland's (Canada) landscapes / seascapes.
13 months ago.
Hélène chevillard
Hélène chevillard
De toute beauté.
13 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
MAGNIFICENT ******************
13 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
Schussentaler,
Angelika,
Rol,
Leopold,
Helene - welcome!
Marie-claire,
Very many thanks to you all!
13 months ago.