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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Take it to the limit

June 25th
Eagle Crag
Return to Grisedale
Kestrel Wall Severe 45m
Hawkeye VS4b 27m

Lots of rain last few days but crag in good condition, clean, dry, rough


Leading out on Kestrel Wall

Some rather flappy moves to start

and to keep going......



NB reaches for something beaky up on the fine steep headwall on P3



Taking it easy

PM winging his way onwards and upwards


Eagle team all topped out



Hawkeye


-  homing in on a place for some pro, spotting a slot
to land in a good cam in the event of an unscheduled flight





Moving up





5.9 km
1 hour 30 not quite direct walk in
210 m (net) of ascent, some ups and downs along the way
1 hour 5 walk out down rh bank direct to road.






Take it to the limit

June 25th
Eagle Crag
Return to Grisedale
Kestrel Wall Severe 45m
Hawkeye VS4b 27m

Lots of rain last few days but crag in good condition, clean, dry, rough


Leading out on Kestrel Wall

Some rather flappy moves to start

and to keep going......



NB reaches for something beaky up on the fine steep headwall on P3



Taking it easy

PM winging his way onwards and upwards


Eagle team all topped out



Hawkeye


-  homing in on a place for some pro, spotting a slot
to land in a good cam in the event of an unscheduled flight





Moving up





5.9 km
1 hour 30 not quite direct walk in
210 m (net) of ascent, some ups and downs along the way
1 hour 5 walk out down rh bank direct to road.






Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ravenation

Tuesday 19 June 2012
East Raven Crag
Speckled Band VD PM
Jingo VS 4b AT
Mamba S AT
Ornithology S AT

© johnhenderson UKC 17 June with thanks

Crag in shadow upper left





Glorious - perfect weather

PM regrouping ready for the second section of Speckled band



Mamba

Steep climbing by Jingo!
Pro always at a premium, bring small friends

Memo to AT
Best to clip it when you get it.......  don't get Ravenated!

Top of crag
Langdale at its very finest



White Ghyll looms immensely above the NT car park
Routes shown (NB route shown as Jungle Wall is actually Jingo)

Walk in from the gate through west fence of NT car park, along level path, cross river, then over small beck, shortly after look to right across pasture to gate in wall and track leading up through fearns to screes below the crag - about 25 minutes altogether.

Ravenation

Tuesday 19 June 2012
East Raven Crag
Speckled Band VD PM
Jingo VS 4b AT
Mamba S AT
Ornithology S AT

© johnhenderson UKC 17 June with thanks

Crag in shadow upper left





Glorious - perfect weather

PM regrouping ready for the second section of Speckled band



Mamba

Steep climbing by Jingo!
Pro always at a premium, bring small friends

Memo to AT
Best to clip it when you get it.......  don't get Ravenated!

Top of crag
Langdale at its very finest



White Ghyll looms immensely above the NT car park
Routes shown (NB route shown as Jungle Wall is actually Jingo)

Walk in from the gate through west fence of NT car park, along level path, cross river, then over small beck, shortly after look to right across pasture to gate in wall and track leading up through fearns to screes below the crag - about 25 minutes altogether.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

One for the vaults

Newlands valley
15 June 2012
Waterfall Buttress, Direct Route 110m Severe

These crags have appealed for a while, having been up to Miners crag twice already and eyeballed them walking in and out.


Looking down to the walk in up Newlands valley from Dale Head, crag in view upper right


The route failed to live up to it's two star billing


Gear not exactly over abundant

Had to broddle mud out of a crack to get any decent pro in P2!

BP leads up P3


Descent down south gully best described as horrid


Walk out vista


Walk in 1 hour 11mins
4.2km
280m ascent

Walk out 45m

One for the vaults

Newlands valley
15 June 2012
Waterfall Buttress, Direct Route 110m Severe

These crags have appealed for a while, having been up to Miners crag twice already and eyeballed them walking in and out.


Looking down to the walk in up Newlands valley from Dale Head, crag in view upper right


The route failed to live up to it's two star billing


Gear not exactly over abundant

Had to broddle mud out of a crack to get any decent pro in P2!

BP leads up P3


Descent down south gully best described as horrid


Walk out vista


Walk in 1 hour 11mins
4.2km
280m ascent

Walk out 45m

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dow lightful

Tuesday June 12
Dow Crag A - buttress
Arete Chimney and Crack 97m Mild Severe



NB new boots debut

Bit of rain on P1 - fortunately dow-sisted after a few worrying spells.

Excellent climbing up the arete, some dowtful traditional tactics for the chimney pitch, mounting exposure plus a bit of rope trouble early in the final crack adding to the frazzle factor.


Big route

 High on the arete
© Mudball UKC


NB pays out rope across the traverse


Exposure

It's a long way dow n

Red sacks just visible left of centre

Fine position high on the last pitch, followed by a scramble to the top.


Summit


Just time for a quick one to wash down the crisps
Actuals

Walk in
12.28 - 13.38
3.54km
1 hour 10mins
Start 234m
End 516m

Walk out 1 hour 5 mins
7.15pm - 8.20pm

Dow lightful

Tuesday June 12
Dow Crag A - buttress
Arete Chimney and Crack 97m Mild Severe



NB new boots debut

Bit of rain on P1 - fortunately dow-sisted after a few worrying spells.

Excellent climbing up the arete, some dowtful traditional tactics for the chimney pitch, mounting exposure plus a bit of rope trouble early in the final crack adding to the frazzle factor.


Big route

 High on the arete
© Mudball UKC


NB pays out rope across the traverse


Exposure

It's a long way dow n

Red sacks just visible left of centre

Fine position high on the last pitch, followed by a scramble to the top.


Summit


Just time for a quick one to wash down the crisps
Actuals

Walk in
12.28 - 13.38
3.54km
1 hour 10mins
Start 234m
End 516m

Walk out 1 hour 5 mins
7.15pm - 8.20pm