Thursday, 17 May 2012


Wooo got some climbing done in the lakes last weekend, well saturday was good and sunday was diabolical ! On saturday we headed to shepherds to climb the last few routes that we hadn't done there. We started on Black Icicle E1 which had a tricky wee first pitch, followed by a pretty bold second pitch. Next we jumped on monolith crack. Luckily i seconded the second pitch which was rather offwidthy and i managed to crimp my way up the wall to the right! Really need to improve my crack climbing skills. The classic P.S E1 was next on our list and it didn't disappoint. A great sustained first pitch followed by a cruxy second pitch, what a climb! After shepherds we headed to the pub for an hour then straight to Reecastle for an evening climb. The crag had quite a few seeps so we went for the amazing finger flake finish to the Rack E2. This is definitely one of my favourite crags and the three classic E3s are certainly some of the best single pitches i have ever done. On sunday we drove back to Edinburgh through the rain and insanely strong winds. I did actually take photos this weekend but being a dafty, i left my camera in the lakes. Luckily a very nice man has emailed me and is going to send it to me and so the photos will be on shortly!

Unfortunately i will not be climbing this weekend as i'm working at Ratho for the European Youth comp, should be exciting.


first pitch of P.S.

Showing off the guns!

Tom Randall eat your heart out :P

P.S again

First pitch of the black icicle

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