A bit of regrouping to do after the somewhat sobering sport climbing fandango.
So best stick to what we know and love at....
Scot Crags (Scugdale)
Climbed in good company with TM and MT out for a training day with C.
A few quick ups and downs to get us going, then worked our way rightwards with a rope taking turns to lead. As luck would have it that landed me three great routes along the way, Pet's Corner, Tooth and Nail (gulp) and Jack's Delight. BP landed on Whippet Wall, Pingers and Gravity Wall. Although the routes are quite short they are all packed with interest there is no bimbling about!
BP gets Oak Tree Wall in the bag
Don't think it gets much traffic
AT feeling right friendly on the brilliant Pet's Corner
First of three solid placements taking the bite out of Tooth and Nail
Avoided the dreaded left-foot bridge wimp-out to keep the grade hammered in near the top of 4b
A good jam unlocks the finishing crack
BP nails the poky start and reaches better holds
Nearly as steep as Winspit
Photo courtesy Tony M and a proper camera.
TM seems to belay in a bush
The fine fingery climbing of Pingers on the left
Another fine lead by BP
AT wishes for weightlessness moving above the good hold on Gravity Wall
A fluttery finish on the lead
Photo by TM with thanks
New style route grid courtesy BP
Nearly double the distance of the last Lakes trip