21 Mar 2010

Searching For Buried Treasure

Back to the North Yorkshire Moors, Captain Cooks Crag, searching for hidden treasure? 
We started at the Pinnacle area warming up on some nice dry grippy sandstone. then started on the lines, that we had seen before on a previous visit, the first being, the cracking line Liam named Hula Hawke, a direct line between Deviation and Fibre Optic, from good crimps leading to a right hand Hola Hoop, and a sloping slap to the pocket on the left, a bold move! repeated by Brandon straight after, well done boys!
Liam on his new line Hula Hawke F6b
Two nice double dynos on the pinnacle, one to the round spike then the massive big air reach to the very top of the block, feels like your in the air for quite a while....... then a nice little couple of problems on the back of the boulder just behind us one we named Treasure Chest the other still a project, mantling the block only using a faint groove 6c?
Treasure Chest F6a+
Double Dyno Attempt, Big Hair!
Then all attention was focused on the dominating dangerous looking prow boulder, nestled in the forest below, quite an inspiring block, Firstly i cleaned up a future project, while the Copley brothers soaked in the big green beast staring at them! then Brandon and i worked on the rail, opening two good lines, a rail traverse and then claiming the ascent of Submariner SS F6b+ from two sloping rails catch the sloping undercut dish, match and reach right for a good side pocket, powerful
Submariner SS F6b+
Brandon on the sloping rail
Liam on what we think is Nimrod?

SS Groove only, nice moves
After hearing screams from Liam, we thought we should investigate what the commotion was, it turned out to be an attempt on the green Nimrod, a Graeme Paige and John Hewitt Route, yet it we were unsure from the description where it finished? the wall also held some good eliminates worth a go.
then finally over to Cooks quarry for some Brilliant Tony Marr Problems, The Watchman from sit, harder than it looks! old school English 5c! finishing the day on the arete Men's Zone, but then moving delicately onto the slab, after some good efforts we were wasted, so maybe next time......
The Watchman SS 
Brandon almost finishing the Arete Slab Project 


  1. Cool. Good to see you getting up to capt. Cooks. I've done the double dyno one and the one in the video (although I think I rocked over on it- not so direct). That sloping rail looks good though. Is it dry down by those boulders? I'd be amazed if it is.

  2. Good stuff, the double dyno takes some big air time to make the
    top of the block F6b+ i thought, Liam took the line nice and direct, from a right hand Hola Hoop, and a sloping slap to the pocket, a bold move! The big boulder was about 70% dry, so got quite a bit done on it,
    maybe see you up there after a dry spell, to finish some projects......

  3. Yeh, definitely. I'm back home for three weeks from tomoroow. So give me or dave a text and we can meet up or whatever.