That's right gritstone and bolts in the Peak! On friday I was down New Mills Torrs helping out with the bolting of the bridge. Myself, Martin, Dan Lane, Wendy (Ruth's Mum) and Roger (Ruth's Stepdad) - with some help from New Mills Town Council, a cherry picker and the North West Bolt Fund, bolted up 4 lines on the viaduct.
What an experience - drilling whilst hanging out of a cherry picker at it's highest point (about 20m) is pretty gripping. Keen youth Dan was back down on saturday to climb some of the lines and Martin and I have been there this evening to do some more cleaning - the routes are really sandy and dusty from the bolting. Should have some names and approximate grades soon......watch this space.
Hopefully the 4 lines in are just the start and we'll be able to get a few more in over the next few weeks - the all-weather climbing facility just got even better!