1 Nov 2009

The Windy Wainstones, Part 1 and 2

Part 1
After gathering a motley crew together, we prepeared an assault on the bouldering potential of the fantastic looking north Yorkshire Moors Wainstones.
Two weekends gave us skin wrecking, arm wrenching, elbow hurting entertainment, The Highlights of first day, captured on video by the mad monster of the moors Steve Ramsden (Aka the Ram Man)

Steve Ramsdens Wainstone Hoolathon Edit
The best problems of the day were For Liechtenstein F7b, The Prow F7a, Frogs Legs F6b, The Fruit Machine F6a, Pebble Climb F6a, Grip or Grovel F6a, Scotch Eggs F6a, names have been given to problems not in the guide but they have probabley been done?  Please Email us if you have done the First ascent!

Steve Ramsden on For Liechtenstein SS F7b

Wainstones Overveiw 
Part 2
The second assault was left to myself and Rob with a surprise appearence from the Moors crew Franco and company.

Rob Lonsdale on Tyrannosaurus Alan SS F6b+ 
We started at the far South end on a two big freestanding slabs, one that looked like a dinosaur, grabbing three lines on these, Tyrannosaurus Alan SS F6b+ tackle the nose direct, a very had mantle!, Alan's Breakfast a morpho 6b from sit straight up past the mouth on small nibs, then Huggy Bear a sit start on the wider block hugging a direct F6c.

Rob Fighting hard on Huggy Bear SS F6c
After that we worked our way back to the 'A' boulder, stumbling upon two blocks up the hill at a 25 degree angle, with what we thought would be a very hard link up on it, so mats down and lets go!
First to fall was the section Fruit of the Gods SS F6a+

Fruit of the Gods F6a+
then the second section, Greek God SS F6b, finally Rob took the link to a *** F6c Body of a Greek God pulling through Crimps, undercuts, Slopers and a crucial Jam!

Jam and Slopers on Body of a Greek God (I wish!) SS F6c 
As the light faded Franco Cookson and company joined us for some entertainment on the 'A' boulder, showing us the way on two great No Hands problems, and getting acsents of the pebble right hand Arete F6b+ (without the crack) and a good looking dyno from Franco, thanks Lads.

A Moonlight Dyno Attempt, Franco Cookson

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