Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Stoney Classics

I met up with Dan for some limestone trad today, with the aim being to head to Chee Tor.  Once we discussed options, we opted for Stoney instead.  This worked out well as we are both a bit knackered from working, so easy classics was just the ticket.

We started off on Windy Ledge where Dan cruised Aurora Arete HVS 5a** and Windhover E2 5c** in fine style.  The sun came around, so we moved to Bitterfingers Bay.  Psyched, I onsighted Bitterfingers E4 6a***, which was very pleasing considering how little climbing I have done the year.  This high in the grade route gave some excellent climbing and was well protected too, result.

We moved over to the Electric Quarry so Dan could try Jasper E3 6a**, but the sun had moved in to make it very greasy.  Instead, we moved back to Prayer Wall and Dan led Mani E1 5b* and then St Peter E1 5c* in the Pearl Gates Bay.  A pretty good day all in.

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