Stanage, Peak District Sunday 3 July 2011

Posted by Swaledale Outdoor Club on 2011-08-06

Harry’s meet to Stanage was scheduled for wall to wall sunshine, so a relatively early 8am rendezvous at Bedale was agreed or a very early start in Sandra’s book! After a short detour to pick Phil up, who then kindly offered to drive, we we’re off (Sandra, Harry, Phil and Davey).

As is tradition, we stopped at Outside Cafe for tea / coffee / bacon sandwiches and then headed for the popular end to see how busy it was. Surprisingly the numbers looked OK so we headed off in the general direction of Flying Buttress. Straws were drawn with Harry teaming up with Phil & Sandra with myself.

The weather really was superb with just a slight breeze to stop you melting. Shame there was n’t an ice cream van!

phoca_thumb_l_Monkey Warming Upphoca_thumb_l_Phil Belaying

Routes led by Harry and Phil:

Phil: Christmas Crack HS 4b

Harry: Black Slab VS 4c

Phil: Central Trinity VS 4c

Harry: Retroversion HVS 4c

Phil: Ellis's Eliminate VS 4c

Harry: Cave Arete HVS 5a

Phil: Robin Hood's R H Buttress Direct HS 4a

phoca_thumb_l_Harry and Phil on Cave Arete

Harry and Phil on Cave Arete.

phoca_thumb_l_Harry in the Cave

Harry in the Cave!

phoca_thumb_l_Monkey Surveys Hollybush Crack

Sandra eyes up the moves on Holly Bush Crack


Routes climbed by Sandra and Davey

Oblique Crack S 4b

Right Hand Trinity S 4b

Inverted V VS 4b

Hollybush Crack VD


phoca_thumb_l_Off to the Pub



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