Tuesday November 3rd
The late good weather spell out west seems to have just one day left, what else is there but to head for November's GO-TO venue (as per 2011-12-13) in the hope that the sun has burnt it off.
By the time we are racked up and ready to go the atmospherics have improved significantly! Photons by the billion - fill yer boots!
PM pimps his ride on this Solid Severe
(once again the new guide gives more sensible grades!)
Methera follows a line up the right above the shadow
Surprised to be in company
Lake District debutantes all the way from the Wye Valley
Brought a spare rope up for abbing off
Thought better of it, easier to down climb the mod
A word to the Wye's
This aint no limestone......!!
By 2pm the photons were failing in their duty to burn it off....
AT realises that he's never dovered with this route up the arete before
Gotta be done!
Postscript - followed NB on this route 2012
Big mountain VDiff feel with tough start - major contrast with amenable friendly slabby severes
The MVS4b pips up the left through the little roof
Did in 2 pitches for added sport
Seemed rude not to
Note this picture has been created from two originals, both taken on the day, to capture (simulate?) the atmosphere of the moment