Sunday see us climb the classic Snakes and ladders in the slate quarries.. even though I had done this before it didn't take any of the excitement away..
With weather not looking to great for Monday we looked at other possible venues.. cheddar, lakes.. Peaks. The peaks seemed the best bet so we set off Sunday evening,after few hours drive we arrived under Stanage edge for a cold night in the car.
Morning arrived, so no better way than a full English breakfast before a days climbing. I had my eye on the classic 7b+ "Deliverance" and wasn't long before i scouted it out, i spent the morning ticking off some of the lower grade routes up to V5, Emily also managed to climb her first boulder problem which was a great achievement considering how nervy she was with the height..
I jumped on Deliverance, didn't take me long to work out the moves to get into position for the dyno, but for some reason i couldn't get my feet to stick, i think its been blamed on my stickies being so worn and old they cant climb shit, after quite a few attempts and lots of lost skin i decided to call it a day.. unfortunately no send..
But not all lost, as i sit here and write now I'm just a psyched.. that much that Ive already packed and decided to head back up in the morning for a few more days climbing, fingers crossed..
|Emily battling the chains|
|"Crozzle Arete" V4 6b onsight|
|Perfect peak conditions..|
|Such an amazing problem.. "Pebble Arete" V2 5c|
|"Delivarence" V8 7b+|
|Dancing with Shadows...|
|Onsight of "Pebble face direct" V4 6b|