Recent Facebook posts
Climbing in the Peak District tomorrow. Meet the Fox 8:30. Then a few beers when we return, same venue 6:30pm?
Ok its only 3-4 weeks till the clocks change, it starts getting warmer and we should be able to go outside on a Thursday! But tonight it’s the..
Thursday night climbing. Harrogate Climbing Centre who is going? Tenko is!
Legs apart, my back is braced against the wind. I can’t see my feet:- a knee-deep river of spindrift hurtles past at motorway speed. They should get this at Alton Towers. Exhilarating !! Until we eventually turn west, that is:- transverse to the wind, the battle intensifies. Drifts up … Continue reading
On Sunday morning, 9th November, there were nine of us (plus 2 canines) who set off from Honister to join a busy footpath to the top of Great Gable. Dave, Donna and Ellie, Linda, Cath, Dolly, Steve, Matthew and me. We did not ask anyone’s permission to walk. We chose … Continue reading
(By Tom Evans) For me it was a route on the ‘to have done’ list, yet to convince myself I was prepared to put it on the ‘to do’ list especially with only 1 Gogarth experience under my harness. Anyway on the Thursday I was relaxing down the pub the … Continue reading
PINNACLE RIDGE 22nd November The big smooth slab below the ‘finger” offered few possibilities for traction under its light covering of snow. At this point Various Stratagems were implemented to maintain upward progress, and indeed the rope came out. … Continue reading
This was the summit of Great Gable on Sunday 10th November, just emerging from a light mist. As usual, climbers and hill-goers gathered for a 2 minutes silence at 11.00 am. The occasion originates from the Fell and Rock Club, who installed a cast bronze war memorial on the summit … Continue reading
Loch and I climbed this magnificent route recently. 6 pitches of sustained, exposed interest. And some incredible views! Leading pitch 3: Loch on the interesting traverse (use long runners!) Belay on top of the Pinnacle: Me, topping out after the final steep pitch: Great day out. Well worth a trip … Continue reading
Gillercombe Buttress 7 or 8 Pitches – graded Severe. A perfect outing for a clear Summer’s day when Borrowdale was sweltering in the heat. Loch Dave and I drove across from York early on a Friday morning and had this lovely setting to ourselves (for most of the day) … Continue reading
TWO GUYS GET THE NEEDLE Here are some snaps of Needle Ridge, Great Gable, on sunny Tuesday 9 July Loch wanted to get stuck in to a classic, perhaps to insert in his log book. Our balloon was pricked a little when a very pleasant young couple reached the start … Continue reading
Tophet Wall (HS) This Saturday, with a forecast for glorious sunshine, Mike and I headed up to the Napes, to do the ‘Classic Rock’ route Tophet Wall. I highly recommend the route – it’s a great outing in spectacular rock scenery, and very amenable at the grade (all the holds are there when … Continue reading