It’s a long and boggy slog up to the crag, and the lichenous bloom and heathery ledges makes Deer Gallows a less than inspiring destination nowadays. Nonetheless, a gallant five of us did what we could to honour the CMC’s reputation. Climbs include Left-hand Route (VD); Deer Gallows Chimney (VD); Wreath (VS) and Zig-Zag (MVS)
A lovely valley setting for some nice climbing, including Mutton Jeff (5c), Mist over Malham (5c*), Clocking On (6a*), Stone of Tears (6a), Platting Fog (6a+), Meaty Option Left (6B*) & Right (6a*), High Flyer (6a+*) and King Flush (6a+*)
Another great summer’s evening on Yorkshire limestone with ten CMCers experiencing some of the crag’s best offerings. Fretsaw (HVD*), Cold Feet (VD), Supreme White (S*), Evening Star (S***), Breakaway (HS**), Thornton Cracks (VS**) and Priority (VS**)
In warm sunshine and with enough breeze to keep the midges at bay our haul for the evening included Crossover (HS**); Calamity Groove (HVD); Sunshine Superman (VS**); Kestrel Groove (HS**) and Kayak (VS*).