30 September 2010

Back on British Rock

The cows of Twistleton Dale House heading out for the day after morning milking.

It's been a week to the day since I got back from Kalymnos and since then I've been tied up with work and university. However I have managed to get down to the local wall for a couple of hours and have spent some time hanging on the fingerboard, but today was the first day back on British rock.

Seconding Left-Hand Crack (VD).

The rock of choice was limestone, the same as that found in Kalymnos, and I guess that's where the similarities with Kalymnos end; we were in the Yorkshire Dales, just outside Ingleton, at Twistleton Scar for a start.

Making moves and placing gear on Serenity (VS, 5a).

The routes were fairly short affairs, but even though there was only a limited amount of moves to experience before arriving at the top, they were still enjoyable. We ticked off a number of routes and when the climbing psyche started to fade we began on the long journey north back to Cumbria.

Good lines, stay safe and see you on the wet stuff...

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