Friday, 23 March 2012

Check Out Those Pants!!!!!

I met Dan at the Heptonstall (yes again) car park this morning armed with the new Orange pants of power!  The aim was to cover some mileage and get rid of those early season jitters.  It was a cold morning, but things improved through the day as the cloud burnt off. Dan had not done a lot of the classics, so it was the perfect time to tick them all off.  We warmed up on Main Line VS 4c**, Grindley's Grunt HVS 5b** and Pulpit Route HVS 5a*.  These are the less commonly climbed routes here, but well worth doing.  Tony and Tom turned up as Dan set off up Thin Red Line E2 5b*** and found the 2 cheeky hands off rests.  I then led demerara E4 6a**, before Dan led Brown Sugar E2 5c**.  Getting tired we nipped up Curving Crack VS 4c** to give the arms a chance to recover, before Dan led Forked Lightening Crack E2/3 5c***.

Dan about to start the second crux of Brown Sugar

Dan pulling hard on Brown Sugar

Tony Seconding Bull's Crack

Dan cruising Forked Lightening Crack

Tom Leading Main Line

The Pants of Power! in action on Demerara

A pretty good haul for 4 hours climbing.

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