Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Sticky Wicket

I met Elliott at Kilnsey today. He wanted an early start so we were climbing by 10am, which didn't agree with me today. The crag was suffering with quite a bit of seepage, but there was still enough to go at. The route I normally warm up on was wet, so I opted to bolt to bolt Sticky Wicket. Having been mostly trad climbing over the last couple of months, this steepish 7b was a bit of a struggle. Elliott led a couple of the easier routes when they dried out. I finished on Sidekick, which is pretty steelly for 7a+. I was a bit tied for the onsight and blew it on the last hard move before the easy ground, Gutted.

The crag will need a few days to dry out, if it will at all now.

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