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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Something for the weekend?

Saturday March 29th
Castle Rock of Triermain
A good loosen up on the various slab, wall and corners.
Via Media Thrilla, direct finish, quite run out (AT)
Gangway Climb (BP) pictured below

Fine position

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Making Moves

March 24th
Lower Piketoe Knott Crag

A one day weather window opened up, headed west and found some esoterica thanks to NB's recollection of this small buttress on the walk in last year to Upper Swirl How.

Ilex Slab (D) NB,AT
Gary's Crack (S) NB,AT and AT,NB
Cross Hands (MVS) AT dnf - TR
Lions Sheep (VS 4c) TR
Armo's Slab (VS 4c) TR
Morton' Boys MVS 4a TR

West House morning blossom

Two hours later in the West

Walk-in a mere 15 minutes

NB tackles Gary's Climb in fine style

Abseil anxiety

Routes L - R
Ilex Slab
Lions Sheep
Morton's Boys
Gary's Climb
Armo's Slab
Cross Hands

Wednesday, 12 March 2014


Tuesday 11th March
AT, PB,NB CB,PM to the Peak
Various routes done, notably
Hollybush Crack (AT,CB VD)
Via Media (CB,AT VS4c)
Birch Tree Wall AT,CB HS4b)
Narrow Buttress (CB,AT,VS4c)
plus some other Vdiffs in the Flying Buttress area

AT on Leaning Buttress Indirect (VD)

Photo (c) PB

PB following same route

In fine finishing position on
Narrow Buttress (VS4c)
photo (c) Graham P

PB on FB
NB on Be Lay

Peters pics
(if you have permission)

All skies as per on the day

Sunday, 9 March 2014


8 March
Buttermere round with J and G
Overnight at Brigham - eats at the Honest Lawyer, Cockermouth

Sunday 9th


Back at the Bothy