Stanage, Peak District Sunday 3 July 2011
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!
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
Harry and Phil on Cave Arete.
Harry in the Cave!
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