A bit of rain today, so no climbing. But that didn’t stop play, oh no! Out came the bikes, and off for a round of Kentmere we went.
|Weddings are always great fun – everyone is in such a great mood!
The venue, the Inn at Whitewell in the Forest of Bowland, is an awesome place – check it out if you get a chance…
|A day at Shepherds crag. Dave enjoyed Ardus (MVS) (as you can see from his grin!) and I think (?) he enjoyed Jaws (E1) too…
Of course, the main event was the obligatory trip to Shepherds Cafe!
It’s one of the best scrambles in the Lakes! So what better way to kick off the Easter Bank Holiday weekend?
Great exposure, some fun scrambling and a stiff (freezing) wind…
And so we start the log of climbing conditions, routes, issues – anything – reported by you!
The blog has been going for a while now; so now, lets start adding in as many other contributor’s reports as possible to fulfil the original community adventure sharing idea behind the inception of the blog.
Sunday dawned with beautiful spring Alpine weather. Is there a better invite to head for the rock? So, salvaging some climbing from our trip to Switzerland we enjoyed some Swiss bolt clipping action on lovely rough granite.
Call us crazy, but, in an attempt to grab “just one more ice climb” before the rock climbing season really kicks in (and making full use of cheap Easy-Jet flights to Geneva) we headed for Switzerland! The main objective was to climb a classic ice route of the area, Dar at the Col Du Pillion. Unfortunately for us, the avalanche danger was extreme – deep snow with a heavy rain over the past few days. We snow-shoed to the base and watched (from a safe distance) lots of slides from the cliffs surrounding the route. With a good freeze the route would still be great, but not this day!
Taking a break from the never ending task of decorating the guest bedroom, aiming to get it complete before the spring and summer weather arrives and the climbing season is in full swing, we thought we’d have a different kind of swing!