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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

South bound again

Thursday 23rd-Tuesday 28th May
Hove


Thursday - in for Supper


Friday - Brighton Beach Boys featuring the sounds of 69 and Abbey Road




Saturday - Sea Front stroll and the Ginger Pig  for supper
(PT 65)



Sunday another seafront stroll



Then - Fishialty! (Spanish lunch timings)
Chef



Monday - Roger and Sue with us to the Chilli Pickle

You wear it well!

More pics here

Friday, 24 May 2013

Doing All Right

Tuesday May 21st
Shepherds Crag - Borrowdale
Crag a bit drippy, but got stuck into Fisher's Folly Buttress - first time for everything after 14 years worth of visits to Shepherds - this time didn't walk on by.
Chamonix (HS 4b) got things going and kept the ball rolling with
CDM VS 4c (BP)
Fisher's Folly VS 4c (BP, AT)
Why Not MVS 4b (BP)

BP in a fine position 14m up the testing P1 of Fishers Folly  (only 13m in total according to FRCC....).
P2 traverses rightwards from the top of the pillar, rising up the ramp under the roof (gear!)



Then steps out over the void further right
to any airy finish round the tricky corner - some holds still rather hydrated.




A.N.O climber on another day shows the (single pitch) way
 © Roger Chaldecott with thanks


Never look back......


Saturday, 18 May 2013

By the Dozen

Thursday 16th May
Wainstones
12 routes done, 3 Lings, 2 Slabs, Christopher, Bo Peep, Miss Moffat, Sphinx Nose, Concave Wall, Morning Slab, and Tiny's Dilemma Variation. Great session in marvellous weather.

PM cruising through the crux on Ling Buttress
(HS 4b)

BP making the final steep moves on  
Ling Corner (S 4a)


AT on Sphinx Nose Traverse (S 4a)

Rocked over and heading up



PM moves smoothly through the so called "go for it" (best not!) move on Christopher VS4b. 









BP deploys precision feet across Little Bo Peep (VS4b)

Unknown Climber solos Tiny's Dilemma (Direct finish)

© Climbster UKC

Many more pics here

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

May Day!

May 14th
Burbage North

Help!

NB today's go-to climber - full of Red Rocks Moxy
4 routes done
Climbed like a noodle
Three routes on Triangle Buttress (NB) and one on Ash Tree Wall


Someone else making an HVD look easy......


Yo-yo'd this until handed over to NB - produced his best Vegas moves and Elvised up it..



Escaped the wind and rain for some Prana Therapy of the retail kind.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tour 2013 - Lions of Suburbia

May 3-6
Larch Cottage in Windermere
But mostly out and about
Kentmere Round minus a few bits

Wray Castle via bus and boat, walk to Bowness car ferry via Latterbarrow and Hawkeshead, late back!
More pics here

Friday, 3 May 2013

West is East

May 2nd
East Raven


What - no wind?




BP on Pianissimo (S)


Watson Wall (VS4b)

Today's GO TO climber sorts out a small bulge

AT having  found all the lights at RED at the same point

Finally Mamba (AT) (S)

Steep, good
Memo: First two routes on Fare East Raven - top of routes finish on steep short grass slope- not great - would be v dangerous when wet