Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Stanage Soloing Day

Above: Tony on Pebble Arete

Above: Not To Be Taken Away

Today I went down to Stanage and meet up with a crew from We went up into the plantation and did a bit of bouldering and soloing around to get warmed. Dan and I had already done all the problems on the Lone boulder when the rest turned up. So we got stuck into a couple of HVS's and E1's. Most desided to follow one of the bouldering circuits in the new guide, whilt Dan and I fancied a few routes. After climbing a couple of negleted routes, we went back to classics we had never done before. We both dispatched Not to be Taken Away, which was amazing. 1 tricky move to pull on, then a romp to the top. Although now given highball V4, it has a route feel. I then did Archangel. At E3 5b, this is the easiest of the classic 3 aretes at Stanage and an absolute joy to climb. After this I am keen to try the other 2. We left here and went toward the Count area and did a batch of things. The highlights for me were Shock Horror Slab E2 6b and DIY E3 6a. We finished the day by meeting up with everyone else and bouldering a few gems before another lap of NTBTA to end a great day.
Below: Cresent Arete
Below: Tony on Cresent Arete Right Hand

27 routes and problems. Not a bad day.

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