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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Côte du Brimham

29th July

Plenty of these and the like still abundant





Full team turn out for visit to exciting new (BP excepted) venue - Eastby over by Skipton.
Enjoyed a cup of coffee from the comfort of the car and a relaxed inspection of the main features of the crag - these being clearly visible despite the intervening drapes of disappointing drizzle.
So pressed the ALT-CRAG button and beamed down at...

Brimham Rocks
Conditions more amenable here.  Cubic Block given a thorough seeing to before moving on to the Lover's Leap Area and an assignation with Birch Tree Wall, finally a wander over to the far end of everything for some Fags and a banter with some boys from the Cleveland CMC.



New feature!!






Cubic capers


NB goes boldly on Old Corner....




PM follows up with some youthful moves 



Cubic Corner

BP rocking up like a good-un


NB about to make the final thin moves as the sun switches on


AT on Birch Tree Wall


Varied
Exposed

Great!!


Running out up the easy finishing ramp

Direct finish next time (on second....)


NB makes short work of a move that took AT a very long time to figure....




BP shows another shape from his bag of ballet tricks


NB smokes up Fag Slab



What - no tourists?





A mission



Côte du Brimham

29th July

Plenty of these and the like still abundant





Full team turn out for visit to exciting new (BP excepted) venue - Eastby over by Skipton.
Enjoyed a cup of coffee from the comfort of the car and a relaxed inspection of the main features of the crag - these being clearly visible despite the intervening drapes of disappointing drizzle.
So pressed the ALT-CRAG button and beamed down at...

Brimham Rocks
Conditions more amenable here.  Cubic Block given a thorough seeing to before moving on to the Lover's Leap Area and an assignation with Birch Tree Wall, finally a wander over to the far end of everything for some Fags and a banter with some boys from the Cleveland CMC.



New feature!!






Cubic capers


NB goes boldly on Old Corner....




PM follows up with some youthful moves 



Cubic Corner

BP rocking up like a good-un


NB about to make the final thin moves as the sun switches on


AT on Birch Tree Wall


Varied
Exposed

Great!!


Running out up the easy finishing ramp

Direct finish next time (on second....)


NB makes short work of a move that took AT a very long time to figure....




BP shows another shape from his bag of ballet tricks


NB smokes up Fag Slab



What - no tourists?





A mission



Saturday, 26 July 2014

Derwent dipping

25th July
Shady walk on a really hot day around Derwentwater
Dipsville!
Click on a pic for full res experience!


Setting out


What a corking day!



Legs.
Are.

Out.

Lunch Spot

Thomski dips with the ducks

Bus back from Lodore south via Seatoller back to Keswick for the full Borrowdale experience



Derwent dipping

25th July
Shady walk on a really hot day around Derwentwater
Dipsville!
Click on a pic for full res experience!


Setting out


What a corking day!



Legs.
Are.

Out.

Lunch Spot

Thomski dips with the ducks

Bus back from Lodore south via Seatoller back to Keswick for the full Borrowdale experience



Thursday, 24 July 2014

Howaah the Trad Lads

July 23rd
Peel Crag
Rendez Vous at Hadrians for more Whin Sill Struggles
Route 1 (VD) AT NB
Ulysses (VD) NB AT
Sunset (MS) NB AT
plus Twin Cracks VS5a and Overhanging Corner (MVS 4c)
BP and CB also Rock Island Line E1 5b and Tiger Wall VS 4c
and others

Middle of a warm mid summer spell so headed for the north face Romanesque delights - a short day for me given a dash back to the Boro for a 6pm appointment at JCUH, but plenty done and great to be in the company of Colin "Where's the Bolts?" Binks.  The Gman was booked in but he went and twisted a joint - time he learned how to roll 'em!



Mr B in colourful mode
Red, Purple, Yellow Blue and Orange all feature in a subtle blend.


Twin Cracks
Some hard moves low down


A series of shots from Overhanging Crack (MVS 4c) follow

Moving up the delicate cracks
Great Pro here



Mr Easyjet Binks gaining height - it's all there


Rocking up to the big jams


AT follows
in fine position



NB gets ready to make some tricky moves past the half way rest



Let's go!
More climbers please to this great lump of rock
NB coiling up right centre



Our Friends in the South

17th - 20th July
Roger and Sue visit

Warm walk to Headlam

Aperros!


Gorgeous!

Evening BBQ back at the ranch


Saturday out at Tynemouth

then....

Americana in Gateshead


Cafe 21 quite posh nosh!
Chuck Prophet - Sage 2 - Gan mental man!
Brilliant show



Saturday over to Fairbank for overnight
Shame weather not like this....

Great weekend and safe travelling in the new limo!