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Monday, 26 October 2009

How Green was my Stanage?



It's Monday - so it must be another late season trip to Stanage.  BP with a mission to tick off some more star stuff so right hand end again... weather much milder and the crag is in full bloom. Physiology, (BP) Anatomy, (AT) Crack and Corner (AT), Cakestand (BP)  all done.  Square Chimney and Mantlepiece Crack, Black Hell Hell Crack (BP) and Black Hawk Traverse Right (AT - traditional)

All in all another great day of miscellaneousness. Eight character building routes done - who needs Kalymnos when you can stay in Derbyshire and save the planet?

How Green was my Stanage?



It's Monday - so it must be another late season trip to Stanage.  BP with a mission to tick off some more star stuff so right hand end again... weather much milder and the crag is in full bloom. Physiology, (BP) Anatomy, (AT) Crack and Corner (AT), Cakestand (BP)  all done.  Square Chimney and Mantlepiece Crack, Black Hell Hell Crack (BP) and Black Hawk Traverse Right (AT - traditional)

All in all another great day of miscellaneousness. Eight character building routes done - who needs Kalymnos when you can stay in Derbyshire and save the planet?

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Who let the dogs out?




It looked like a full working week except for Monday, fortunately the rest of the pack were up for a day out and the weather turned up too.  After a very cold start (felt like we must be barking mad) at Stanage High Neb the sun burnt it all off.  NB going incommunicado (pic).

Three routes there and then a short drive to the far right hand end for some off the beaten track climbing.  BP please to add five new routes to the 17,653 he's already done, some BIG MOVES needed.  Four more routes there with WingCo Thompson in flying form.

Who let the dogs out?

Who let the dogs out?




It looked like a full working week except for Monday, fortunately the rest of the pack were up for a day out and the weather turned up too.  After a very cold start (felt like we must be barking mad) at Stanage High Neb the sun burnt it all off.  NB going incommunicado (pic).

Three routes there and then a short drive to the far right hand end for some off the beaten track climbing.  BP please to add five new routes to the 17,653 he's already done, some BIG MOVES needed.  Four more routes there with WingCo Thompson in flying form.

Who let the dogs out?

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Raven bonkers


After Tuesdays downpour Wednesday 7/10 turned out great as forecast, so a crack team rendezed themselves at Greta Bridge - objective to re-take Raven Crag.  Some short but steep routes on East Raven were despatched, then me and Norm headed over to explore the mysteries of Evening Wall while Bruce stole P1 and P3 of Centipede from Mark at the other end.  That FRCC guide is USELESS, I finished up a 4b line - think the route traversed several metres left although that wasn't clear, how come a 2 star route isn't shown on the topo?  Earlier on the guide had us guessing on "Speckled Band".

Raven bonkers


After Tuesdays downpour Wednesday 7/10 turned out great as forecast, so a crack team rendezed themselves at Greta Bridge - objective to re-take Raven Crag.  Some short but steep routes on East Raven were despatched, then me and Norm headed over to explore the mysteries of Evening Wall while Bruce stole P1 and P3 of Centipede from Mark at the other end.  That FRCC guide is USELESS, I finished up a 4b line - think the route traversed several metres left although that wasn't clear, how come a 2 star route isn't shown on the topo?  Earlier on the guide had us guessing on "Speckled Band".

Monday, 5 October 2009

South bound again


Travelled to Hove for a break with Vikki and Pete.  Called in at Profeet for boot upgrade for Her Luminescence, progress made but will need another visit.  Great weather, dazzling white light white heat flat sea hard to beat anywhere.  Shopped, scoffed and quaffed for three days straight - new venue "Bills" interesting eaterie in a converted bus depot, and a meal out with Rog and Sue at the Ginger Pig -  plus great home cooking by the Vikk - fishtastic..!

South bound again


Travelled to Hove for a break with Vikki and Pete.  Called in at Profeet for boot upgrade for Her Luminescence, progress made but will need another visit.  Great weather, dazzling white light white heat flat sea hard to beat anywhere.  Shopped, scoffed and quaffed for three days straight - new venue "Bills" interesting eaterie in a converted bus depot, and a meal out with Rog and Sue at the Ginger Pig -  plus great home cooking by the Vikk - fishtastic..!