Wednesday, 29 February 2012

The Green Man VI 7

Here it is, footage of the new route. Unfortunately my camera stopped working so haven't got all the footage for the second pitch.

Thursday, 23 February 2012


Just a couple of pics from a route in SCNL which I did with my friend Christian in January. The route was Moonshadow and takes a diagonal line from Twisting Gully area and has a great mixed pitch at the top. After a unexpected slide in the snow Christian soon found his winter feet again.
Christian approaching the belay on pitch 2.

Christian grateful to be topping out after having his fast blasted with spindrift in a strong updraft.

New Route In Dovestone Quarry

Headed up to Dovestone Quarry on on the morning of Sunday 5th February with good friend and climbing partner Ian Heg to find mint conditions, bomber turf and plenty of snow. Anyway as result the route below was climbed. Hopefully I will have some video footage soon on the blog. Unfortunately conditions have gone as quick as they arrived!

The Green Man VI 7 ***
A super line which climbs a technical groove and wall left of Initiation Groove.

P1 6 18m Follow the groove P1 of Mikes Meander, technical climbing with a section of insecure hooks. Belay in the groove.

P2 7 40m Climb up diagonally right from the belay on turf blobs and insecure hooks until a rest on a small ledge in the centre of the wall. Continue up the centre of the wall until moves left lead to a ledge on the left arete. Follow the wimberry terrace right and finish up the first cheeky corner!

FA Chris Guest, Ian Heginbotham - Climbed in memory of the late Neville Guest & Rodney Heginbotham 05/06/2012

The quarry lurking in the distance!

Ian getting stuck into pitch 1

Chris setting off onto new ground pitch 2