A sunny Saturday offered up dry if somewhat polished limestone. Ash Tree Corner (VD), Addiction (VS**), Sidestepper (VS) and Nivana (VS**) amongst others.
Return to the rock again at long last, and a good turn out to secure a tick list of Living the Dream(5b*); Dr Frank(6a); Gone With the Wind(5*); Tombstone Blues(6a*); Subterranean Homesick Blues (6a+**) and Wheels on Fire (6a+***). Adjourned to The Game Cock.
Six of us had a cracking day on the first of the trial midweek meets. With a frosty start, followed by warm sunshine we had a very clear day and great views around the three peaks and south to Pendle.
The route is interesting, taking in an SSSI, with carpets of primroses, unspoilt limestone pavement on Moughton and the Norber erratics.After the walk, it was great to sit in the sun with tea and buns at Feizor.
Currently the next planned Thursday walk is Whernside on May 9.In the future midweek meets could include cycling and climbing as well and as the programme beds in, we will aim to avoid having things like two walking meets close together.If anyone else is interested in leading a mid week meet have a chat with Shirley
Four of us had a chilly start at Woodcutters Buttress before both the temperature and we warmed up. We took a look the options of a Dodgy Brexit, Are You In and Are You Out and voted for ‘Are You In?’ (5b).
This was followed by Ben Hur (6a+*), Debbie Direct (6a+* ).
The Main Crag yielded Root Sixty Six (6a*) and A Block off the Old Chip (6a*).
As remainers we finished long after other parties had exited so are unclear about precisely what they achieved!
Five of us met at Feizor in time for a bacon butty before setting off on the Feizor loop. The route heads up past Feizor wood, through Wharfe, heading along Crummock Lane up to our lunch stop at Sulber Gate. Weather was dry, calm and clear giving fab views over Moughton Scars. The return downhill route took us back down Long Lane, Thwaite Lane, skirting under Oxenber Wood and back to base … for more tea and cake. Thanks Andy, Martin, Hannah, Andy and pickles who kept us ( mostly) together on route! 😂
Click play below to see a 3D fly through of our route