Starting out on the “must do” Presidents Slab, we moved onto “Bad Boys”, following this Steve decided to do Twin cracks (ignoring the luminous green and bird poo!), following this up with Falcon Crack, Monkey Corner and a top rope inspection of Angry Woman. Andy and myself decided on Senators Saunter (pictured), Misty Moo and Dead Kennedy’s.
Eventually the ever present rain of the past few weeks parted and we finally managed to get a Tuesday evening trip in.
8 of us headed upto Pot Scar to try to tick some of the classics and look at some of the more “esoteric” routes!
In the warm evening sun Equity, Nirvana, Cannabis and payback were all climbed, along with some lesser traveled routes such as Fingers Climb and Car Stop. There were even rumors Sunspot recieved an ascent…must just be a rumor though…..
As the sun set we headed off to the Mason’s at Gargrave for a post climb pint 🙂
An enjoyable evening at a busy Ilkley Quarry last night. Quite warm on arrival but when the sun disappeared it cooled down to the more customary levels. Six of us were there including Andy Hudson, Andy Barton, Roger, Phil and Craig. Climbs included fairy steps (HVD), nailbite (VD), Flake crack (HS), Walewska (VS), S Crack (VS), Josephine superdirect (VS) and Chiseller(S).
7 of us enjoyed the sunshine at Witches Quarry last night.
Some discussion was had about how the Severe grades feel a lot easier than the Diff grades but generally – a good night was had by all and there were no falling rocks or trips to A&E this time – Bonus! (Although there was a half eaten turnip came tumbling down the rock face at one point…… not even joking!)
After the sun had set we enjoyed a drink at the Assheton Arms in Downham.
A good start to the Tuesday meet program! 😀