Roping Up, Pillar Rock

Two climbers rope up at the base of the imposing Pillar Rock which towers over them. Fluted rock, rich and warm, contrasts with the dense cast shadows of the gullies, flecked with brittle ice and dustings of powdery snow.

Location and conditions

Pillar Rock, east face

spring snow, light wind, hazy sunshine, cold

Technical notes

camera: Linhof master technika 5×4 camera

lens: 300mm nikkor lens

exposure: 1/8sec f32

film: fuji provia RDP 5×4