12 Jul 2010

Super Dry Bridestones

Oh well, until today! welcome back rain! 
After the last visit to the Bridestones (Click Here) with Rob - we worked what ended up as an unfinished project - so with two super dry weeks and Lisa keen for a climb - it was time to go back - when we got up there the rock was in the best condition i have ever seen - bone dry and hardly sandy! Wow!
I ran straight to the High Bridestones to see if it was possible to climb through the Tunnel that is usually quite damp
The Problem - Sit Start On the left and cross right once you enter the tunnel
A quick inspection of the holds and I was ready for an attempt (stay away from the loose ones!)
The Tunnel SS Font 6a**
Onsite Flash! a great roof problem using plenty of technique.
Next on to the project on the second buttress and some nice traversing from Lisa 
Lisa looking cool on a long traverse
The long reach from the sloping undercut
After a bit of time getting the long reach wired and the footwork for the swing out left sorted to gain the hand match (phew) - the moves all came together - It certainly needed a lot of petrol to get there! hence the name?  I was that psyched i forgot to photograph the buttress for a topo?! anyway.
Nürburgring SS font 7a***
What a great place to climb - plenty to do for any age or grade -  Plus Dolby Forest has loads to offer these days a new visitor centre - mountain bike tracks for all abilities and a 'Go Ape' (Click Here) an exhilarating day out swinging through the trees and flying along zip wires.  

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