With a sunny day forecast, I joined Steve for a day up at the Napes. We weren’t the only ones with this idea. Since Gryff Rhys Jones nearly got to the top of the Needle, it seems to have got very popular. We saw at least a dozen other climbers in the close vicinity.
We started on Eagle nest Ridge direct (MVS), then did long Tom (HVS), both excellent routes on fantastic rock. Unfortunately it had got cloudy by the time we did Long Tom, and my hands had got so cold I couldn’t feel how good the rock was!
On the way back we passed a small crag that Steve has been interested in lately and bagged a short new line (at least VD!)
Another good day, but maybe the last of the year on a high mountain crag.