Stanage - 11 Mar 2012
Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2012-03-26
We were 3 climbers who met at Scotch Corner, Ray, Andy F and me. Sandra and Harry joined us from the A61.
We arrived at Stanage around 11.30am. Clear skies and no wind promised a perfect day for climbing. Rare for only the second week of March. I'm not sure who did what in which order but I did make note of the following. Sandra said no photos of her - I took them anyway!
Andy lead "Kelly's Crack" (V Diff **) I seconded. The 2 of us went on to do "New Year's Eve" (S 4A) followed by "Richard's Sister" (HS 4B *). Sandra joined us for "Twin Cracks a V Diff with 1 star. However Sandra and Andy contested the V Diff rating!
Ray, Harry and Sandra climbed, amongst other routes, "Feathered Friends" (VS 4B). Then Ray lead "Right Hand Tower" (HVS 5A ***) Andy seconded and then threw the rope back down for me. It was a joy to climb and the 3 star award is well deserved.
Harry lead the hand jamming "Terrazza Crack" (HVS 5A Top 50) Ray seconded.
Sandra enquired "How horrible was it"? before she and Andy had a go. I wimped out.The last climb of the day Harry lead "Valediction" (HVS 5A) and Ray seconded. This was the first time I have heard Harry swear! Then it was 5.30pm and time to go home. It was an excellent day.
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