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The original caption for this view reads:
'WINNATS PASS, Derbyshire. Property of National Trust.
Photo shows where yesterday, the famous PILLAR ROCK, Winnats Pass, [was] agained [sic] safely by 2 School boys - who refused their names, owing to being on an extra holiday from school. This 500ft face climb is the most dangerous in Derbyshire. It has rarely been climbed safely and several fatal accidents have happened in past days.
The Photographer nearly made front page news, when he made a slip, in changing a Camera Slide, climbing with the youths.
A rope is useless and dangerous on this climb, because of the lack of any place to anchor a rope, so climbers must climb alone.
The climb starts from the side of the road up the Pass.'
Since the original print bears a couple of newspaper stamps indicating it was probably published in the press, it can be speculated that the schoolboys 'extra holiday' may in due course have led to some unfortunate consequences for them.
See also PTPD300163.