After a wet spell high pressure back for a day. Heading West for first time this year - passed through some showers after Penrith so motored down St Johns in the Vale in case south looked better - but turned back to Keswick to stick with Plan A, Woden and Quayfoot Combo.
Quayfoot looked way out of condition so plan B (FW) in play.
Drove back round up over Ashness Bridge to
A new venue for AT, FW been a few times. Bitter wind up there at 380m but got stuck straight in to the clean dry rock.
L - Everbody's Dream (S 4a)
R- Son of OZ (HS 4c)
Balancing Act - far left skyline
FW about to move up to the hard sequence
© G Lewis - Evans UKC
Crux moves well above good gear
Fortunately a couple of small friends go in a bit higher up
Belay well back
V cold wind, abandoned the crag and back to car for a warm up and lunch
Returned to the Bowderstone Car park for two routes on
Another extreme tick for FW - then finished the day off on the always amenable Wimpey Way
Back at the car park by 5.45
Quayfoot Buttress now festooned with climbers
Maybe Plan A could have been a goer?
But would have missed out new routes on Goats Crag
First day out in new rock shoes....