Had aimed to be out on Sunday but way too windy, Monday a much better bet , make the most of it - the rest of the week looks pretty grim. CB tied up at the dentist in Thirsk at noon so it seemed like a good place to rendezvous would be the brilliant playground of
Cubic Block exerts its usual magnetism as the GO-TO sector at the start of the day's efforts
AT on Heather Wall
BP gets the sums right on Square Root
Cubic Corner - solved with friends from the right dimension
BP applied some precision and comes up with the answer
Re-locate to Cannon Rock.
CB materialises and gives the team a third dimension.
BP in fine form on Maloja
BP in action
CB makes the traverse moves in a v fine position
Managed to walk past the jamming test piece of RH crack and lured the gang to Birch Tree Wall.
It's still a classic.
Camped for a while to fiddle with small gear at the back of the big break
A delicate traverse leads to the wall and a hunt for gear
A few more moves yield a solid placement
Exit via flutes under the roof and out right
After a couple of desperate mantles the steep jamming crack comes as something of a relief
A few minutes walk out to Allans Crack
It's BP's lead - phew!!
Hard moves lead up.......
....to really hard moves from here out left to an undercut hold
Strenous climbing and getting gear sorted
The angle eases briefly to a
rest - of sorts
More steep moves lead to a pleasant slab and the top in fifteen feet or so
Brilliant effort - top of the grade and more
Time for another
Awkward moves to here
AT fixes focus on the foothold
No muffed moves till the belay please
More pics here