Nine years ago today Operation Wibble 1.0 was in full swing high on Grey Crag
NB debut. PM says it looks familiar. Bob and Ron from York and Filey also put in an appearance and headed off to do their bouldering. Meanwhile at the left hand end the team wasted no time in getting the rope out.
Base camp swiftly established, with supplies for a full half day
NB ready to get stuck into an opener after several weeks away lounging around in the GLORIOUS ALPS
For some unknown reason AT succumbed to inserting himself into this compelling and attractive line
Best not to ask why
NB gets stuck in with the required gusto
More sensible little route
NB led this rather pokey Vdiff
Note debut of boulderering mat
Provided sterling service all day
PM and BP caught out indulging themselves in some sort of pagan ritualistic Dance of the Stones
PM rocks up
BP illustrates the joy of jamming
NB deploys psychic levitation superpowers
Big bong in
Everybody breathes again!
AT gives it a good humping
NB makes great progress
That bouldererering mat works wonders!
AT's turn to feel the amazing effects of combined psychic levitation wizardry
Not to mention the ever magical bouldererering mat
Two friends and a wire take care of the final couple of metres
That boulderererering mat is not helping over there
And where's the levitators when you need 'em?
BP makes some great Slipstones shapes on this sustained severe.
Like they all are
Seconds invent improbable shapes to facilitate stylish progress upwards
This angle gives a feel for how tough this route is for the grade
As does NB's determined body language
It just keeps on coming
Time for a series of short routes in the next bay along before an orderly retreat to the Black Swan
Apparently there's a good hold higher up just between AT's legs
Cracking Good Effort!
Full set of photos courtesy Mr Pixels himself