Shepherd's Crag Borrowdale - 6 May 2012

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2012-05-20

Four climbers met at Scotch Corner at 9.00am for the trip to Borrowdale. Phil, Callum, Andy P and me. The sun was shining as we set off down the A66. However at Thelkeld the sky turned black and the heavens opened. We carried on, if nothing else, with thoughts of bacon sandwiches at Shepherd's cafe. On arrival Andy P and I were devastated to find the cafe closed and "It opens tomorrow." from the farmer's young child. Things could only get better I thought. And they did. The rain clouds dispersed and the sun came out.




Phil and Callum started their day with Kransic Crack (VS 4C ***) then Fisher's Folly (VS 4C ***), Finale (HVS 5A ***) and CDM (VS 4C **). Andy lead me on Eve (VS 4C ***), Derision Groove (MVS 4B **), Brown Slab Crack (VS 4C **) and CDM.


Andy P


Then it was 6.30pm and time to go home but not before a detour to the Scafell Hotel. By now the weather was really lovely and the bar was heaving so we had our drinks al fresco. A day that looked like being a wash out turned out great in the end. Carol



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