Sunday, 23 May 2010
Shepherds Crag, Borrowdale
We then increased the challenge and moved around to Ardus (MVS). This blocky corner and exposed traverse gives a stunning climb which is in shade until later in the day, useful when the temperature is in the high twenties as today. Pete led the first ramp before Neil took the vertical corner for his hardest lead to date. From having never led to MVS in 2 days is pretty good progression! The three dimensional climbing on this pitch often confuses those with an indoor climbing background but Neil made it look easy. The final exposed traverse fell to Pete who arranged some good gear before committing to the moves.
We finished the day with a couple of clean top roped ascents of Creeping Jesus (HVS 5a). Today I was working for Adventure Peaks.