|North Boulder, Honister Pass|
|Chris pulling hard on the V5 Eliminate|
The weather had improved massively for Wednesday, so we headed to Upper Swirl Crag on the West flanks of Helvellyn. This turned out to be a good crag in an awesome setting, with Thirlmere in the background. Here we climbed 10 routes ranging from HS-E3 on good rock, with varied climbing. To make the most of the good weather, we had another evening hit on the Honister boulders which went well.
Unfortunately, Thursday was wet to start. A left helmet at the wall meant it was not too bad to return for a morning boulder session, with the view to head out in the afternoon. This worked well for everyone, except me. I was taking it easy and warmed up well, but unfortunately tore a pulley on the last move of a 7b circuit. Totally gutted, as it will probably cost me all my main goals for the year, but I am trying to focus on healing and staying as fit as possible. Who knows, things might heal quicker than expected. We did make it out to Badger Rock in Kentmere, for a quick afternoon boulder, before fish & chips and a movie in Ambleside.
|Hamish sending a nippy V2|
|Alan bringing out the Gun Show on the V3 Traverse|