What an absolutely glorious Autumn day we had today. The beautiful colours where glowing in the sunshine. Thank goodness we had no reason to not go out.
We decided upon Black Crag, from the top of Wrynose Pass. It can be cold up there, if there’s a bit of a wind, but today started without a breeze. As we drove towards Ambleside, just past Low Wood Hotel the view across Windermere was stunning with the near hills reflecting in the mirror of the Lake.
At Wrynose Pass we parked at the Three Shires Stone. This isn’t our picture… today had far fewer clouds than that.
Twenty minutes later we were at Black Crag.
We started on the Glass Slipper Buttress while it was in full sun. It was really quite hot while we warmed up on fantastic slabs of Glass Slipper and Glass Clogs.
After a bite of lunch we moved round to the West Face where a couple of lads from Penrith were climbing. It was a bit cooler here with a bit of a breeze, but the sun was still shining bright so we climbed The First Touch and then Mice and then Blind.
We left the crag as the shadows were getting longer. I could hear the mini chocolate cakes I had made yesterday calling me. :yum: