Monday, 28 May 2012

My God Rides a Skateboard

Starting up the steep arete of My God Rides a Skateboard
I went to have a look at Honley Wood Quarry today, hoping to climb the main central crack line.  Unfortunately, it was still wet and seeping.  It does look quite a good line, so I will be back to do it.  I had to settle for the left arete of the steep wall instead.  After some determined brushing, this gave me a pleasant warm up with a solo flash of Triple Bad Acid E2 5c*, and then an a better solo flash of My God Rides a Skateboard E4 5c**.

Enjoying the big holds

Positive edges through the crux

I then tried to flash Millions of Dead Christians E4 6c**, but fell of the crux.  I ten tried to shunt it, but still could not do the one crux move.  This was gutting as the climbing above was ok, and I cruised that first go.  Maybe when it cools down the poor sloppy crimps might be easier to move off.

A slight bit of camera tilt I'm afraid, but surprisingly, not as much as you would think!


Dave Warburton said...

The Dog's was still wet!? Is someone pumping water down the back of the crag or something!

Adam Hughes said...

There was seepage coming of the lip in the central section too. Would probably need another 3-4 days of this weather to dry out. Needs a hood clean too.