Thursday, 17 June 2010

Quick as I can

Today I want for a climb with Dan after work, he had a drive home after so he only wanted a quick route. I have done all the easier routes at this crag so I persuaded him to follow me up Thirlmere Eliminate (E1 5b) on Castle Rock. I shot up the first pitch, the second pitch was a little scary as there wasn't a huge amount of gear to be had once you swing out onto the arete, and even getting onto the belay was hard! After a quick rope tangle, I went up the last pitch, protection was only adequate but the climbing was never really hard. Dan got boxed and fell off twice. We then abbed off and darted for the cars. One other team were on Overhanging Bastion.