Tuesday, 26 November 2013

A New Venue in Calderdale?

ZI've spent a couple mornings and afternoon out with Ed and our kids looking at random bit of rock that don't amount to much.  This time however, there seems enough to warrant exploding the climbing.

We had an hour or so yesterday cleaning and climbing a couple of the problems,  but the best was a bit to high and steep to reach.  So we returned again this morning equipped to reach the awkward spots.

A nice slab at font 6a/+ and an Arete to the right at font 4.  The main attraction at this spot is the leaning pinnacle with aretes either side and cool groove feature upnthe middle.  The Left Arete and groove give a great problem,  Toddler Taming font 6b/+ ish, with the Right Arete giving Rose's Arete 6a/+. Around the other side of this Arete is a cool problem which uses the left and right aretes to climb the wall at font 5+.

There are a lot more small buttresses to clean up with some good looking lines on, so hopefully enough to draw people to visit.  I don't imagine that there will be anything too hard, with the bulk of the problems coming in, in the mid 6's.  Watch this space.

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