Brown Slabs Face (NB)
Brown Slabs Crack (Original) (AT both pitches)
Brown Slabs Arete - Right Side (PM)
Made the most of the one sunny day this week
Three big single(*) pitches - one each
Plan involved other routes but those slabs are magnetic!
Lots of fine open and low stress climbing - just the job!
In good company (chatted with Paul Ross - 1st ascent "Adam" and "Conclusion" - both 1955)
Big lump on left
NB going well
PM feels the warming rock
AT in fine position on the scoop before the delicate traverse back to the tree belay.
The 4c line follows the leaning crack and glassy rock immediately right
(one of these days...)
This option more like 4a
NB romps it
Looking back across to the thin finger traverse
An eyrie little spot
(*) took belay, seemed logical
Leading out on P2
PM heads arete-wards
Looked at CDM
Too weary for a pumpy route
Looked at Ant Highway, started to rain
Decamped to the H&F.....
Paul Ross leading on Kern Knotts
(c) Paul Ross UKC