Monday, 6 August 2007

Friday 20 July - Burnt Crag

- HVS 5b. With William Sim.

After a long hitch/walk in the drizzle I finally met Will. We walked up to Burnt Crag, which was quite dry. I started off up this steep HVS 5b on the righthand side of the crag. I got to the crux, which was a very long reach, and after severall attempts lowered off. The loose block, did little to calm my nerves! William tied onto my ends of the ropes and pulled through the crux, but promptly fell off. The easiest route he has ever fallen, he alleges. He then got back on and climbed it. I followed.

I then belayed William on some E4, with a peg in it, which he fell off repeatedly until desciding to leaving for another day. I then belayed him on Shifter, which he backed off due to crack being wet. A fairly unsucsessful day. Will dropped me off at Cockley Beck and I had a fairly exciting hitch home. Oh well it was a bit of an adventure.

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