It might have been raining in lots of places but the Peak has been smiled on by the weather gods this week, so yesterday I headed out for a mellow day on Froggatt with Keen Youth (and photographer Dan Lane) and Ruth who is attempting a restart to her climbing after multiple injuries.
So anyway - the sun shone, the midges stayed away until tea time and although the friction wasn't at it's best we had a great day cruising around, with some fine efforts from Dan on Synopsis and Strapiobante (we won't mention Hawk's Nest Crack hey Dan?), Ruth decided that ropes are overrated and wandered up Sunset Slab and I had a hell of a battle on an E1 called Strapiombo - bloody desperate! Here are some pics - thank you Ruth.
Here's Dan "enjoying" the top out on Strapiobante! How is it possible for such a short route to be so pumpy?
Off to Nesscliffe today - not sure how much product will result but sure it'll be fun hanging out with Lee Dog.