29 Apr 2012

Lambing Season

Felt pretty lucky again to grab a hole in the weather yesterday,  heading up to the Moor it looked like a wash out, but yet again the dividing dales did the business, we headed deep into Farndale to a little hidden venue that proved to be very entertaining, with a stunning back drop.
The day also saw us attempting some karate kid efforts and failures giving a good reason to go back.
The black faced Moors lamb
10 minute walk for this, wow
Once cleaned, this lip traverse fell at about 6b+, 5+ metres of sustained sloping paradise.

22 Apr 2012

Return of the Witch

Today saw a return to Glaisdale Head, an area that is turning out to be quite special, after only one previous visit, only putting up five problems, Steven Phelps took up the gauntlet and climbed a fine circuit on the blocks, I was keen to climb the problems. Also a problem called the Witch had had a foothold break, had this changed the grade? knowing that Glaisedale can split the rain clouds it was the perfect place, doing just that, giving us a dry day, bonus.
The Witch - Pagan?
Carved on the rock once hidden in the woods, quite spooky, the 'W' is also a foothold, I have no doubt now 'The Witch' is brilliant, the first move is harder, but the same, grade wise 6c+?. A hard first pull on small holds to gain a finger crack on poor feet.
Mark on Witchcraft
Steve on Trial by Ordeal, check out the face, made me belly laugh
Chuffed with this one, added a sit to a good problem 'The Axe' thought the Sitter move from the arete was too hard last time. Finished the day on an pumpy classic from Steve, a rising traverse block on fine grained perfect sandstone.

10 Apr 2012

Chicken Parmo

After being rained out on friday, disappointment lead to a culinary first 'Chicken Parmo' this dish is right up my street, Squash it, cover it in bread crumbs, deep fry it, cover it in cheese then bake it. maybe not good for the hips, but well tasty. 
The coast ended up the best option, with the sun coming out as ordered at twelve.
James trying my own beta? Will it work?
Mike on his first problem
Owen getting warm in the sun
Iron high balls
Happy days
Fine arete
Cracking problem