25 September 2014
North Face Route** 240m (Severe 4a)
raved about this route since climbing it with Gerry and Murray earlier
this summer. Craig was as always Captain Keen regardless of the weather
and we figured that we could both manage a Severe in the wet. I lead the
pitches I didn’t lead last time and can honestly say there is not one
bad pitch on the route. It was cold, wet and damp till the penultimate
pitch on dry grippy rock. Great climbing and good to have Craig back on
the rock again after a summer of DofE work.
Monday, 29 September 2014
18 September 2014
Punster's crack**** (S 4b)
Climbing with Gerry (man with photographic memory for rock holds and gear placements) on the classic route on the Cobbler makes for really good and interesting moves (pitch 2) on immaculate rock. Well worth it's 4 stars.
S Crack** VS 4c
Next up I agreed to hold the ropes on S Crack. This one pitch wonder (40m) is spicy for the grade unless you have a rack of big nuts. It's a great line that would benefit from more traffic to help keep the vegetation at bay. No pics unfortunately as rest points for the leader were limited. Great lead …