24 Feb 2010

Betaguides Database will be live soon!

At long last the site will be functioning and be able to hold Topos from anywhere or anyone. Some topos will be available for a small fee, some will be free, any topo downloaded 10% of the proceeds will be donated to mountain rescue, some will have 100% donated.

So if you have any topos you would like to donate, contact me: lee@betaguides.com

21 Feb 2010

Bridestones Revisited

The High Bridestones
A sunny day at last! with snow on its way tomorrow, a quick trip to the North York Moors, to the soft sandy Bridestones, probably the closest rock to home!

The quality of the rock can be dubious but there are a lot of quality lines, with a circuit of over a hundred problems from Font 3 to Font 6c and some nice eliminates on the high Bridestone buttresses, definatley a great family venue, hours of fun for the kids.

A good four hours, two chicken burgers, tikka kebab and ribs (Morrisons in Malton mmmm) we had ran out of steam, it was also getting dark!

Best of the day: 
1: The Smaller overhang on the Second pinnacle both sides and direct Font 6a
Rob cranking the direct line
2: The Amazing Pepper Pot is a must, Master, Mr and Mrs Pepper Pot, all around Font 6b but not quite sure were to follow the original lines set by Griff Griffith 1995 (don't tip it over!)
The Pepper Pot
3: Big Dogs Cock on the Isolated Pinnacle, a highball  Font 5+
Rob pulling on Big Dogs Cock
4: A nice little problem on the 2nd High Buttress, using a mono and an undercut sandy sloper, heading direct to the sapling, SS Font 6c