After a quick confab on Saturday, a meet was set for the Rusty Biker in Swainby Sunday morning. Shift in weather forecast prompted a move well inland to stay with the blue skies. An ALT-PLAN was hatched in the Black Swan over a morning coffee warming. A thrash through heather eventually located a sheltered crag lower down. Lack of routes, gear and belays - had to bail back up and arrived well warmed up at the still very cold buttresseses of the more extensive and amenable(!)
Map shows location of Birk Gill Crag
(shown as a square under the "W")
Took a bit of finding, at least we know it's probably not worth a visit!
Meanwhile back at the main crag......
After a long reach to the good hold BP finds a rest for more gear on Jack the Lad
Aces High is steep
BP gets his cards all set for the rather precarious exit right
And made light work of the layback start on the imaginatively named Undercut Flake
Meanwhile a bouldering chap finds a way to keep cool on a solo highball of Seven Up
Barnley Crack catches the late sun and sheltered from the bitter wind
Awkward all the way!
AT basks in the late rays
Plenty of deprivation to trade in
Sun about to set
Black Swan delivers the goods
Sunset en route