Jim Curran's first film tackles the nature of failure and the nature of effort. This short film is an artistic gem, and led just a few years later to the making of The Bat. It recreates Menlove Edwards famous article of the same name on a solo attempt of Central Gulley Direct on Lliwedd in Snowdonia in Wales. Jim Curran plays the part of Menlove Edwards as he attempts the route with possible fatal consequences. Why make any effort, or why accept any comfort - sometimes a great effort need not be measured in terms of success? The film is both whimsical and philosophical, as was the final sentence in the Times obituary for Menlove Edwards: 'he never married'.