26 Apr 2010

Around the Moors in Eighty Ways

This weeks mission myself and Steve headed up and along to Camp Hill. Another power trudge along the full ridge from Castleton! A couple of tiny quarries later and a total loss of enthusiam after 45 minutes. A nice little oasis appeared. And at long last Camp Hill crag with its host of boulders were in view.
The first cluster was a good little diversion from the crag boulders as it held the best vertical line we had seen in the moors. Possibly been done before? but maybe not from sit? with a even fainter line to the left?
Ready for the first left hand painful crux
Heels on
 Phileas Fogg Font 7a+*** SS
The moves are Technical and a sustained Font 7a+ from sit 6c+ from standing.
The area in all had a lot of problems in the Font 5+ grade and some harder eliminates. but not so many pure hard lines. I enjoyed some good low-ball problems with some bizarre moves I am always keen for any kind of strange contorted movement however high.
Knee-deep Font 6a+* SS
A good while was spent on a line on the lower bolder a hard arete eliminate using the arete only for hands (possibly 7b** SS) excellent moves to the top, Steve got the moves and just missed the best bit of the top sloper! damn!
Lower arete
Hopefully there will be some video of the day from Steve. Yet again another great days bouldering in the North Yorkshire Moors. Cheers

1 comment:

  1. Nice! haven't got the video off my mum's laptop yet! will try and do so tonight and see what I can come with.