It was the dawn of an autumn day; The sun was struggling with a frost-fog grey, That like a silvery crape was spread Round Skiddaw's dim and distant head, And faintly gleam'd each painted pane Of the lordly halls of Triermain, (from "The Bridal of Triermain" - Sir Walter Scott) 18th September The extended spell of great weather out west continues, so only one way to go, terrible weather over the Pennines but once past Appleby a whole new ball game In the interests of maximum climbing minimum walking and known quantities headed down to; Castle Rock of Triermain
The usual suspects
AT whistles up a well known route
BP makes short work of the tricky crux on Via Media, it's surely worth more than Severe?
Especially when the direct finish option is deployed up the fine wall to the right.. BP steps out of the groove to make for a sporting run out up the final few metres
BP disciplines the kinky yellow rope with some harsh coils
Andy! why this hesitating pause?
Didn’t you take enough quickdraws?
Why sidelong eye the moves so thin Stand on foot without a slip,
From hold to hold might
On the rather mind bending start of Direct Route Looking for more good gear to keep that friend in good company And trust thy partners
strength; nor fear That this same stalwart arm of mine,
Which could yon oak's prone trunk uprear,
Shall shrink beneath the dodgy gear
Becoming bold, and move
So! now, the danger dared at last,
Look back, and smile at perils past!
Kleine Rinne The starting moves are deceptively steep and pretty pumpy BP approaching the second crux up the short steep corner.
All safely gathered in
Unknown climber on Gazebo (HVS 5a)
South Crag is festooned with routes
Some more poetic license with the pixels...
With thanks to Sir Walter Scott Full and original versionhere