Saturday, May 13, 2006

Busy Climbing Time

I've been really busy climbing. So whats been happening, did I just sum it up in 1 sentence?

Yes I think I did, been climbing loads, Fairhead was awesome with some very interesting company... Really good climbing for 2 days should really have climbed on the 3rd day as well but hey ho... Other things to note that Pex Hill is the new Brownstones!!! Or rather Pex Hill is really good, although we've known this for a little time... New traverses at Brownstones have been keeping me busy as well though...

Not alot else really just been doing the normal crag hopping that happens during summer... However I have this to note, with relation to two spots I've recently visited namely being Hobson Moor and Witches... I know this is going to end up being, well they can choose what they do etc... But I have to say I am slightly concerned at the continuing trend towards top roping and general "wall" behaviour at crags...

For example at Witches I saw someone belaying about 10 metres away from the wall, they obviously do not know that this would rip nearly all the gear because of the different force that is being placed on it... Solution?

Hobson Moor just seemed to be a top rope feast, however, I kinda understand the reasons for this. Although the erosion at the top of the crag should always be considered otherwise the issues at Anglezark might arise at other quarries too!!!

Anyhow, thats about it, will post the links to some pictures when I've uploaded them...