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Angels wall

Angel's wall

Scaffolding, plywood, fittings.
Height 3m, L 3.2m, W 3m.


A life size construction emulating the crux section of the Angel's Wall climbing route at Caley Crags, Yorkshire.


Also see climb text "poem" Angel's wall.

Low between broken boulders and wall,
L foot jam behind detached flake,
L small fingernail nitch,
nudge up high into 3 finger pocket pull,
R foot wide lever up on L jam,
L hand scoop lip,
push up on feet to thin toothy ledge,
hands into good pockets,
swivel L side-on feet high in scoop,
push up to higher-up slanting scoop,
trending Rwards hand over hand last finger joints to under-hanging block,
undercling crevice two hands hunch up knees,
feet up smear on crystals and nipples,
R hand big reach low runnel on blind R block push feet,
lever nervy layout L to great hold on top,
wildly break loose with solid dyno up front block,
wobble bloody kneed onto block,
rock up on massive ripples,
to safe.

Angel’s Wall
Route text poem
HD video


The Short Span Solo exhibition. Millennium Court gallery. Portadown. N. Ireland. 2004
EV+A Limerick. Ireland. 2001
The notice day in this factory isThursday Consortium, Amsterdam. 2000
Culture / Nature Gimpel Fils Gallery. London. 1999