A Super Sunny Easter Weekend

In common with last year Easter’s weather in 2014 was super sunny, however, in 2013 it was freezing and perfect for Scottish winter climbing (although granted Easter was a little bit later this year). Either way, sunny weather means climbing of one sort or another…

We kicked off the long long weekend with a trip to our back-yard climbing area, Langdale. Although I’d visited East Raven Crag very recently it had been seven years since Laetitia’s last visit. What a wonderful place, clean rock, a sun-trap, and lovely climbing! πŸ˜€ (And as a bonus, no evil farmer this time to ruin the day.)

Laetitia enjoying the Easter sunshine on Ophidia, East Raven Crag, Langdale
Laetitia enjoying the Easter sunshine on Ophidia, East Raven Crag, Langdale
Laetitia following the surprisingly brilliant upper wall of Rowan Tree Groove
Laetitia following the surprisingly brilliant upper wall of Rowan Tree Groove

The venue for our second day working on our tans was at another sun-trap, Black Crag Wrynose. A beautiful location with perhaps some of Lakeland’s best rock. It’s a good job though that Black Crag is the amazing sun-trap that it is as there was a bitter easterly wind high up. However, with careful selection of routes to avoid the worst of the breeze we had a wonderful time sharing the crag with just a couple of other teams.

Pete run out on Glass Slipper
Pete running it out on Glass Slipper
Pete on Touch and Go at Black Crag Wrynose
Pete on Touch and Go at Black Crag Wrynose

On Sunday my mother was visiting so it was a day off climbing. We spent the time relaxing in the sunshine tidying up the garden. :mrgreen: But Monday we were back on the rock at one of the friendliest limestone sports climbing destinations we know, Robin Proctor’s Scar. It was the hottest (20°C) day of the Easter break and thanks to the direction that the crag faces it was almost completely out of the wind. Not bad for what can often be a very exposed location! πŸ˜‰

The delightful limestone sport climbing at Robin Proctor's Scar
Leaving the delightful limestone sport climbing at Robin Proctor’s Scar in the failing light

Why aren’t all weekends four days long? πŸ˜›

1 thought on “A Super Sunny Easter Weekend”

  1. Looks great, can’t believe its been so warm already! I was really hoping the sunny spell would continue, but it looks like it will be back to chilly rain and drizzle for my return.

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