Come on weather! Give us one last throw of the dice. I can’t believe that this solitary offering is really the last that 2018 is going to give us. Advertisements
The tree-decking wasn’t us but it did give us a chuckle. It could only happen in Yorkshire. Simon’s Seat and Lord’s Seat were still in peak condition despite the heavens opening (and staying open for some much of the week). Both spots just keep giving to those who are willing to brave the walk, the … More Joy of the Season to All!
White Crag, Rombold’s Moor Another addition to our stable of mini-guides to White Crag – there are now four at this convenient crag for the Wharfedale / Airedale population. This guide also includes details of the disused quarries just beyond.
Two more good venues on the Airedale side of Ilkley Moor. 27 problems and a couple of projects left to go at. There is also some mysterious pre-history surrounding Kirk Stones – see the topo for links. Click the link to go to the main page: Kirk Stones and North Stones Picture: Richard Allen on Hadouken! 6a, … More Kirk Stones and North Stones
Lanzarote South A new mini-guide to three areas near Playa Blanca. There is lots more to discover. For those with more time and perhaps based further north, there is some excellent bouldering North East of Arrecife, near Guatiza – see details on UK Climbing (https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/crag.php?id=18854).
There are those crags that hang about in the back of your mind – there are things do there, perhaps even exciting possibilities, but there isn’t any real rush. Funny little Harecroft crag is very much that type of place. I turned down a trip to the Lakes to save my poorly arm. I promised myself … More Harecroft finished up
Some really obscure stuff between Cullingworth, Harden and Wilsden. Following a tip off about a hidden crag from Steve Wilson and Jay Russell, these problems were found and climbed on a winter evening just before it fell dark. The main quarry is further left; it is best approached via a walled track off the road. Harecroft
Wild bouldering in Yorkshire this ain’t but we need some thing to lift our spirits in the face of the horizontal rain and sky-falling-in grey skies. So far, there is deep water soloing in Croatia, bouldering at El Torcal near El Chorro, a brilliant single bloc near a legend linked lake in Crete and a topo … More Unknown Stones Europe
White Crag, Rombold’s Moor A single boulder of the roughest, silver, grit. It lies well right of the main groups at White Crag and just right of the recent amateur quarrying efforts. It must be assumed that it has been climbed on before but the roughness implies that it has seen little action. Keep a … More White Crag Right
Jon Fullwood has bagged the first recorded ascent of Gladiator’s Arête on the Roman Walls at Roundhill. He has named the problem Veni Vidi Vici and it weighs in at 7a+. This was back in March of this year (2016). It goes from a standing start, direct on slopers to a slopey top-out. See Yorkshire Gritstone Volume 1 (2012), p.628 for … More Roundhill