19 March 2012

A Day at the Crag.

Looking out across the Langdale Valley to Pike o'Blisco.

I had a day off today, so headed out into the Langdale Valley with my rack in my bag, and a partner for the day. We headed to White Ghyll, which is close to the road, but still far enough away to get some solitude, peace and quiet.

Looking down on Stickle Barn.

We started out on Slip Knot (VS, 4b), before moving on to Laugh Not (HVS, 5b), which is an unrelenting climb that just keeps going. It's been a while since I've been on a rope, let alone on a rope outside, and to be honest you could tell. I didn't move across the rock with any elegance and climbing with double ropes added to the confusion.

Starting out on Slip Knot (VS, 4b).

However, it was nice to be out on the Lake District rock and it would be nice to be out with the rack and ropes more often. It's just a shame that it is so hard to do that, with everything else that has to be done, in order to live from day to day.

Nearly at the end of Laugh Not (HVS, 5b).

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

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