|Elliot Flashing Woodland Ecology|
|Tony on RIP|
Elliot had cleaned RIP E1 5b* which follows a thin crack up a cool little groove. We had done this as Tony arrived, so we pointed him at and he dispatched it in style. We then moved over to the Prow where Tony led Squirrel Crack E1 5b***, which he loved by the whoop! at the top. Elliot wanted to toprope Driveby E6 6b***, as he thought this might suit his strengths after belaying me on Wednesday. It was a bit damp today, so he gave it a brush and I took advantage of this and Tony, leading it again to get some pics. The routes was ok, but the top out was pretty damp. Elliot climbed the route well, but I was gutted that at 6'2 he could reach past the crux and make it 5c ish. The top out was a bit much today, so it is one to return for. As the rope was up I had a burn on Charlie Don't Surf E8 6c***. I was very surprised when I made it to the peg straight off and then linking through to do the route in 2 first go. I left it at that. Don;t want to get too involved as I might get crazy thought about leading it.
|Tony well into Squirrel Ceack|
|Making the crux move on Driveby|
|Thin moves to finish|