August 25, 2020 at 7:24 pm #13953AndrewModerator
Out and about this weekend /Bank Hol ?
Many have been, and will be, on a spectrum between the North-West Highlands and north-east Italy. My wife’s pending hip op (a medical procedure not a dance class) unfortunately means that at our house we have the drawbridge up and cannot leave the house for periods before and after the operation.
But from this “splendid isolation” I just wanna say that even more than usual, it will be great for us all to hear where Members have been. What’s open? what accommodation options ?… I hear SYHA are doing restricted accommodation with just a kettle in the room.
And if you do yearn for a trip, near or far, post up and see what happens ! We have three new members who’ve just introduced themselves.
Meanwhile I’ll be on my exercise bike in the garage, pretending I’m in the Highlands
ANDREWAugust 29, 2020 at 8:15 pm #13954Gavin HoppsSpectator
Had a great time climbing since lock down at slipstones today. Never been before and thought I would take a look after Giles post and to climb somewhere different.
Did a couple of mod and diffs to practice gear placements and get back into it.
Was a very nice peaceful place luckily no rain.September 2, 2020 at 10:49 pm #13974JohnSpectator
Thanks Andrew and Gavin, Slipstones is always great to escape the crowds, the bouldering eludes me but over on the far left hand side there is a great variety of routes and grades with good landings. There is a great VS – that eat one of my camms once and I had to go back to the car to fetch something heavy to wrench it out – and a slightly overhanging HVS with large flake thing at the top that always makes me struggle. Over the years Tenk has introduced me to some super pubs nearby as well.
Pen and I climbed at giggleswick south over the weekend, British limestone sports climbing is never “easy” or warm and exotic when compared to the European version but Giggleswick and Castle crag at Settle offers good routes at an amenable grade range for meager mortals like myself. It also avoids the crowds a bit, which have returned to the usual haunts of Stanage and similar. Earlier the same day we enjoyed a quick walk up Pen Y gent but it was soon swamped with the lycra clad masses, who of course have every right to be there, its just that they are a bit more “there” than they used to be 🙂 Recent trips to Scugdale have also been worthwhile and not crowded at all, its lovely sunny southerly aspect working well even after the showers.September 3, 2020 at 11:40 am #13976AndrewModerator
I worried over the Bank Holiday that I might get emails from the Highlands saying “Oi, where is York MC ???”
Fortunately Angela was able to check out several Munros from Crianlarich, whilst “our friend in the north” — Keith in Edinburgh – was bound for Fisherfield. Hoping for a less dramatic visit than last time near Shenavall.
Menwhile Steve Murray took Beccy for some much-deserved luxury — counterbalanced by doing her first Munros over the Easains.
Please check his grand Trip Report https://www.yorkmc.org.uk/easians-not-easy-uns/
PS The less questions to Mr Green, Tenko, or myself about a night of 20-odd at Corrour Station bunkhouse, and doing the Easains with a headache competition, the better.
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