Great End and 2 Tea Shops

You’ve got to grab the opportunity when it arises, so Jon and I took a day off work and headed up to Great End to enjoy some of the fantastic conditions.

Great End Crag
Great End Crag

We made an early start expecting the crag to be heaving, but saw only a couple of climbers all day, and a couple of walkers. We headed for the Central Gully area, and did Left Branch (3) and Right Branch with the Chimney finish (IV,5). The neve was solid, and the ice on left branch ok. The chimney finish was a good lead from Jon as it was a bit thin.

Jon soloing up to the branch in Central Gully
Jon soloing up to the branch in Central Gully
Central Gully
Central Gully
Jon on the mixed section of Right branch, chimney finish
Jon on the mixed section of Right branch, chimney finish

As usual, we took far too much gear with us……….. having left half in the car, half at the bottom, we still had twice too much. Why is that???

We were back at the sacks by 12.30 leaving plenty of time to head to Keswick for the first tea shop. Then it was glove shopping (again!!!) and another tea shop. All in all a good end to a perfect day!

Cakes and tea at "Ginger and pickles" Keswick Tea and biscuits at "Abraham Tea Rooms"
What about these???
What about these???
"I like these!"

9 thoughts on “Great End and 2 Tea Shops”

  1. Lotisher,

    As you know, I’m fairly easy going about most things. However, Jon with an ‘h’?! :angry: :angry: :angry:

    As for the gloves, can you imagine how irritating they’d be when teetering on your front points trying to clip in?! They were quite warm though…

  2. Another pointless early start then. When will you guys learn? 🙄 There are no prizes for how early one gets to the top you know.
    Now, if you’d used the time and done another route…

  3. And of course it gives you plenty of time to clean the fan if the shit happens to hit it!! 😆
    I’d rather be dealing with a situation in daylight than sitting in the dark, looking for the black cat…………… which isn’t there… ❓ ❓

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