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Monday, 19 December 2011

85

Ron's birthday


Family dinner

Ron with Profitero-pile!



Cheers Phil

85

Ron's birthday


Family dinner

Ron with Profitero-pile!



Cheers Phil

Indoors

December and it's finally time to head inside
Harrogate climbing wall venue of choice




Norm tackles a long lead

Indoors

December and it's finally time to head inside
Harrogate climbing wall venue of choice




Norm tackles a long lead

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Precision Forecast

Tuesday 22nd November
Forecast to clear up towards noon so headed off with NB, GB Mags and Boris



On arrival







Not disappointed.....


More pictures here

Precision Forecast

Tuesday 22nd November
Forecast to clear up towards noon so headed off with NB, GB Mags and Boris



On arrival







Not disappointed.....


More pictures here

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Steely stuff

November 15th
Steel Knotts - a good place for hard men at this time of year
So how come me, Mr P and Johhny K (from the USA) were out there?


Mr P leads out on Ambling Ant MVS 4b


Following the same route in a fine position - a steely span




"Route 2" tackles the obvious crack lower right.  Jamsville!

Route 2




Also MVS 4b 

Go Johnny....



Jam for your life and grab that jug!











Phew


Route 2

Still some good moves left






Great views up Borrowdale
More good shots here


Steely stuff

November 15th
Steel Knotts - a good place for hard men at this time of year
So how come me, Mr P and Johhny K (from the USA) were out there?


Mr P leads out on Ambling Ant MVS 4b


Following the same route in a fine position - a steely span




"Route 2" tackles the obvious crack lower right.  Jamsville!

Route 2




Also MVS 4b 

Go Johnny....



Jam for your life and grab that jug!











Phew


Route 2

Still some good moves left






Great views up Borrowdale
More good shots here


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Glacissimus

Monday November 7th. Fantastic forecast again, so the late season team re-group for one last effort to see out 2011

Glaciated Slab seen here glowing in the midday sun





Four routes done on sparkling rock, very nice!

Rather phased by the wobbly flake on the last route, and the sudden switch from slabby to bulging so pimped out and reverted to a more amenable option out on the right.

Looking down Borrowdale from the summit





The Gman half way up some Trodorother

A Glorious End of the 2011 season?

45 minute walk in, 230m of ascent

Glacissimus

Monday November 7th. Fantastic forecast again, so the late season team re-group for one last effort to see out 2011

Glaciated Slab seen here glowing in the midday sun





Four routes done on sparkling rock, very nice!

Rather phased by the wobbly flake on the last route, and the sudden switch from slabby to bulging so pimped out and reverted to a more amenable option out on the right.

Looking down Borrowdale from the summit





The Gman half way up some Trodorother

A Glorious End of the 2011 season?

45 minute walk in, 230m of ascent

Monday, 31 October 2011

Trier-mainlines

Friday 28th October
It's getting to the gnarly season. Best weather of the week matched up with a free day for me and PMcG

Headed for Langdale, but Castle Rock looked in great condition, the sun was out so we couldn't pass it by.

Worked our way round all the main lines on the crag, Slab Climb, Wall Climb, Yew Tree and Via Media

The Gman high on P1 of Yew Tree Climb, going left of the tree! Brilliant!




Even more high on Via Media

Another fantastic day, Kleine Rinne left for next time.






Today's climbing junkies









More hallucinations here


Trier-mainlines

Friday 28th October
It's getting to the gnarly season. Best weather of the week matched up with a free day for me and PMcG

Headed for Langdale, but Castle Rock looked in great condition, the sun was out so we couldn't pass it by.

Worked our way round all the main lines on the crag, Slab Climb, Wall Climb, Yew Tree and Via Media

The Gman high on P1 of Yew Tree Climb, going left of the tree! Brilliant!




Even more high on Via Media

Another fantastic day, Kleine Rinne left for next time.






Today's climbing junkies









More hallucinations here


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Outside

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Sunday, 16 October 2011

Teesdale book-end

October 15th
A pinging autumn day
Repeating the April 17th walk
Fabulous

Teesdale book-end

October 15th
A pinging autumn day
Repeating the April 17th walk
Fabulous

Peaking late

October 14th

Another visit to Birchen Edge with Mr P.  9 routes done.


Here on final moves of the very amenable Mast Gully Ridge

Escaped unhurt from potentially nasty running trip in the car park! dangerous sport, climbing

Peaking late

October 14th

Another visit to Birchen Edge with Mr P.  9 routes done.


Here on final moves of the very amenable Mast Gully Ridge

Escaped unhurt from potentially nasty running trip in the car park! dangerous sport, climbing

The Works

October 23rd


Since this photo the rear wall has been finished and the side wall also.  The floor has been dug out and concreted.
As at end of second week of works, only one full day this week, plus a bit more on Friday

The Works

October 23rd


Since this photo the rear wall has been finished and the side wall also.  The floor has been dug out and concreted.
As at end of second week of works, only one full day this week, plus a bit more on Friday

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Tales of Brave Ulyssess

Thursday September 29th
A nice Indian Summer
for a Roman Holiday to the great edges along Hadrian's Wall

 Odysseus and Ulysses after an epic campaign

Tales of Brave Ulyssess

Thursday September 29th
A nice Indian Summer
for a Roman Holiday to the great edges along Hadrian's Wall

 Odysseus and Ulysses after an epic campaign