Wednesday, 30 May 2007
This morning we headed for the Lakes and decided that the coffee and scones of Borrowdale's Lodore Farm were to irresistible to miss! After breakfast we headed for Black Crag.
Me and Karl went up Troutdale Pinnacle Superdirect, whilst Graham and Greg headed up a busy Troutdale Pinnacle.
Karl then set off up the excellent Prana, crimpy climbing for most of the way.
Back to the Cafe for coffee and carrot cake then we headed up to Shepard's Crag to meet Graham and Greg who were on Little Chamonix.
Me and Karl decided to Solo Little Chamonix in our trainers! finished off a great days cragging.
Breakfast was had in Pateley Bridge this morning, then me and John went over to Brimham Rocks. We got started in the northern edges area and we did Right-hand Crack, then John led Cracked Corner, both good wee routes.
We then moved over to Lovers Leap area with it's impressive perched boulder at the top, we did Birch Tree Wall "great route".
We then moved over to Allen's Crack area and did the excellent Allan's Crack, yet another 3 star route.
We finished off wondering around the many dozens of boulders for a spot of bouldering.
Thursday, 10 May 2007
With a poor forecast me John and Glenn went to Hodge Close today. Weather was fine till I was half way up a route when the heavens opened! slate's not the best rock to climb during a down pour! had to leave it for a while before I brought the pair of them up in now damp conditions.
It turned out to be the only down pour of the day, but we went down to the all weather gym area for the rest of the afternoon. lots of new bolts have been placed but lots are missing?
6 of us had a good evening at Walltown. This crag doesn't see much traffic probably due to the lack of bolts. With a few more bolts placed and a good clean up, this could be a very good sports climbing area, given northumberland's only sports area! Not many pics.
Back down to Hathersage this morning. breakfast at Outside, then we headed for Millstone Edge with good sunny weather, it was a bit to warm for the great grit stone classics, so after a couple of routes we then headed over to Burbage North for a spot of bouldering.
A blast down to the Peak district was in order today with John and Glenn. Starting our day at the Outside cafe in Hathersage. Then it was back up the road to a very busy Stanage edge.
Starting our day in the Flying Buttress area we worked are way to the plantation boulder field.