With Christmas excesses weighing me down, I could do with a trip to a wall at some point in the next few days (Ingleton is not scheduled until next Wednesday) Please send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org as my phone has died.
I’ll be turning up this evening at around 6.45 and will be travelling via Aireton and Settle.
Information for Road Users
Closure in force: on A65 Coniston Cold river bridge. Repairs to A65 Coniston Cold river bridge night time road closure 7pm-5am for up to 3 nights commencing Monday 10th Dec
If you intend to go to the wall, contact Andy Barton 07900 933 339
Please contact Inglesport if you do not have an entry fob.
Ingleton Wall http://inglesport.com/our-climbing-wall
There is no doubt that Langscar’s ‘attraction’ of easy access is countered somewhat by its potential for a ‘fatal’ outcome as boulders large and small hailed down on us from above. Nonetheless, adorned with hard hats (except for Keith whose head is hard enough anyway) we tackled V Groovy (S) and Crown of Thorns (VS **) before deciding that a top rope was the only sensible option if we were going to continue.
Numb Fingers (VS 4b) probably deserves a *, while The Tower (F6b) and Lurcher (F6c) proved wildly overambitious.
While Boris Johnson was delivering his rebuke of the Chequers Plan and with gusts approaching 30 mph, ‘Br’exit was inevitable and reentry to Langscar was negotiated for next Wednesday. Returning to Woodcutters enabled a few more ticks to be had which included Are Yew In (5b), Are Yew Out and Dodgy Brexit (6a+*). Two remainers had belated Birthday Surprise (5b) and Ben Hur (6a**) was defeated before Three Steps to Heaven (5c**) heralded an early departure to The Talbot.
I little bit of wind and rain was not going to stop the dynamic duo ( The Double ‘A’s) from getting onto the rock this weekend, albeit another visit to Giggleswick. Slippery slopers gave an additional dimension to Three Steps to Heaven (5c**), Centerpiece (6a*) and Debbie Direct (6a+**). To the left of Woodcutter’s Buttress are a number of recently added lines that remain unnamed (5c/6a*). The Main Area offered up First Plaice (5) and the now bolted Moribund (6a+*) and as the mist swept in from the west, we got to the third bolt on September Flake (6a+***) before progress was brought to an abrupt and wet end and the maillon was deployed.