16 April 2012

Another weekend off..

I've just returned to work after another short holiday, because on Sunday it was Phoebe's first birthday. We had made plans to head down to Stanage for a couple of days of climbing and camping fun. However, a combination of a poor weather forecast and some looming changes at work put an end to that. Instead we stayed at home and enjoyed what Cumbria has to offer.

Phoebe triking along the disused railway between Keswick and Threlkeld.

On the first day we headed over to Keswick to make use of the disused railway, which makes for excellent triking. The following day we headed a couple of miles east to Walby Farm Park to see the baby lambs, watch racing ferrets and piglets suckling.

Phoebe opening her presents on her first birthday.

On the final day of my short holiday, the day Phoebe turned one, we headed to the Bowderstone, late in the morning so we could have a Teddy Bear's picnic at the base of The Stone, whilst enjoying the sun and occasionally pulling on some holds in the hope of making upward progress.

Phoebe having a Teddy Bear's Picnic for her birthday whilst Daddy sets off on The Crack (V4).

Upward progress was successful on the usual problems and I managed a repeat of Picnic Sarcastic Sit Start Right Hand (V8) before looking at some other problems I've never attempted before. I looked at Power Pinch (V6) and had little success once the power pinch had been latched, I also considered Bloodsucker (V8) and Impropa Opera (V8), but had to sack it off due to the skin on on the finger's of my right hand deteriorating rapidly.

More pictures of the three days can be found here.

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

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