4 Jul 2010

Cold Moor, Caves and Carvings

After last weeks romp, to the off piste White Stones, I could see the south west side of Cold Moor and the boulders along the lower edge, time for a look..... mmmm not much too see! oh well, onto the north buttress - and just before hitting the northern buttress a hole appeared! Maybe Hobbits or just small stocky boulderers lived in there? some very strange sandstone conglomerate mostly solid inside shaft (possibly some scope for some absolute horizontal bouldering madness!)
The north buttress looked good but in need of a clean - potential for some hard problems with reasonable landings adding to the already established routes/highballs.
With a nice view of the Wainstones on top of the Moor.
With the East side of Cold more looking like a worthwhile visit, it was time to get the mat out - on a leaning face just up from the path from the Wainstones - using a mono to start with a big pull to a side crimp
Absolute Zero SS Font 6c**
with a thoughts of a return trip and good sunlight on the Wainstones, it was time to take some pictures for the topo - finding Ram-man's and Steve Dennison's paw prints all over the rock. Here are some of the the two Steve's previous days ascents.
Jason Woods - Fade to Grey Font 7a and Daily Bread 6c+
Oddly enough my day ended where theirs started - In Garfit Quarry, some quality crimpy lines not too hard - a good cool down. The best being the undercut flake on the left end 6b - the right hand corner arete 5+ with a knee bar and the central diagonal crack 6a+ and a hard problem on the right end from a small right-hand crimp.
One for Rob (Big Reach)
Garfit Quarry (Click Here) - Ram-Man's stone-masonery! maybe his perfect woman?

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