Wednesday, 21 September 2011

A Bit of Heptonstall

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

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