November 1st 2016 It's November. The autumn colours are immense. The air is clear and cold. So all the ingredients in place for keeping a good habit going with a bit of sheep counting on a visit to the ever amenable Glaciated Slab This crag shows good late season form - log book says 3 Nov 2015 (PM) - mist burning off 1 Oct 2013 (PM) - overcast 4 Nov 2012 (NB) - bright with snow on the summits 7 Nov 2011 (PM) - hard frost
Today - another PINGER!
Tan, Yan, Methera and Sethera
Not showing any signs of Bothera
Looking up to Combe Ghyll's very own Half Dome
Not one but 2 independent parties already at the crag!
Don't they know it was booked 12 months ago?
Leaders get the rays
Belayers get frostbite
Unknown climber warming herself up on Trod Methera (S)
Unknown climber nowhere near the end of his tether
NB in the same spot on Trod Tethera (VD **)
Slinging some spike or othera
Context overload! AT and NB just visible bottom left
High quality image courtesy Abi
AT shows how hard it is having a good time seconding Trod Pimp (S **)
AT comes over all Egyptian on the start of Trop Pip
Unfortunately one look at the crux meant a brief cry for Mummy and it was off up the easier exit of Trod Dovera, still good value at Severe
NB takes in the view from the belay before leading out P2
AT has a go at an eliminate - Trod to Far (HS) - a very artificial line. As is this picture in which the crag has been reset to face due west.
Sunset on the mighty Skiddaw graces the end to another brilliant late season visit to Borrowdale More pics here