Pete started us off cruising the outstanding Parker's Eliminate HVS 5a***. a perfect 14m crack that has holds and edges everywhere. Pete then started up Dragon's Route E3 5c*, but could not commit. I led the route, which did have a committing big move. This did not stop Pete on his next go up.
|Pete getting stuck into Dragon's Route|
Pretty psyched now, I onsighted the bold Scale the Dragon E5 6a**. Committing moves up the lower wall lead to good cams in the break at half height. The crux upper wall is protected by a single RP 3, but I was glad to have it as a few of the hold were dirty and damp.
|Pete working hard on Drizzle|
With one new crag visited, we opted to go and look at another. Running Hill Pits was on the way back, and somewhere we both want to go to. A short walk in and stood beneath Calamity Crack, my arms suddenly felt too tired to do it justice. Instead we went into the 2nd quarry and I led the super classic Spanner Wall E2 5b***. Surprisingly physical and bold climbing all added up to a fantastic root. We both walked away, vowing to return soon for the some of the awesome looking crack lines.