|Tom on Bulls Crack|
With a better forecast today, Rich and Tom came down to Heptonstall for their first visit. This suited me as I seem to be fading from doing too much. Rich started us off cruising up Fairy Steps Direct VS 4c**. My end of the rope only had 1 runner near the top so I went up Cream E4 6a* instead. I led this over 10 years ago, so it was quite nice to climb it again today. Tom then led Main Line VS 4c* and Rich Curving Crack VS 4c**. Tom pick up the pace with a good lead of Bulls Crack HVS 5a***. Rich then put in a solid performance on Thin Red Line E2 5b***. After faffing about trying to get a runner to sit properly on Demarera, I ditched it and led Brown Sugar E2 5c**. The rain came as forecast, but a good day had been had. A few days off is needed to get rid of the aches and pains.
|Rich moving through the crux on Thin Red Line|
|Rich moving in to the easier ground|