21 Nov 2010

Misty Peak

With the Moors being so wet, next years project has begun already! Mapping the Peak to create Font-style circuit guides - hopefully a lot of people will get involved. This project is all the more exciting for me after with teaming up with Steve from The Send
Our aim is to create a massive resource and links to the best of the bouldering that the UK and Ireland has to offer.
The day started with a breakfast invite to Guy's, except all he had in was sugar and potatoes! (any ideas for a recipe?)  So I rustled up some bacon butties, then headed off to misty Burbage. Guy and Billy had their sights on the Knock (E4 5c), while I wanted to try Electrical Storm (Font 7b), but the forcast was wet wet wet! Wishing we were lucky....
So to start we did bit of dabbling on some variations on the Sheep until Billy and his Dad turned up.
Sweet moves on a variation up the arete, then into the sloping break onto the smaller top block direct. Shame -  too wet to finish, someone must have done this before as the moves are great? The problem could be extended under the block and left.
Billy having a go at the moves as soon as he got there
Over to the north side next, where it was a lot drier. The guys hit the crag while I did the usual sniffing out of potential new or forgotten stuff, a bit like a bouldering truffle pig...... sniff.. sniff ... here we are... well maybe?
A worthwhile micro problem SS Addiction Font 6c*
It took a while to get the reach to the right sloper. I had to do it via a mini pocket but the moves were great  and lucky enough for me Toby Wright and his friends were nearby on Zaff Skoczylas and joined me to agree on the grade after they had made some impressive flashes as well as doing the lower start. Thanks guys and girl
Bob Hickish on Zaff Skoczylas 7c low start 
Toby enjoying the moves? on Addiction
Meanwhile Billy and Guy were trying to bully Billy's dad into doing the Right Fin, Guy and Billy showing the way

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