Monday, 20 September 2010

A Greasy Dow Crag

Jude & Sue on pitch 3 of 'C' Ordinary

This week I'm scrambling in the Lakes with Jude & Sue. With an improving forecast we braved the wind and rain and headed up to Dow Crag. Goat's Water was looking fairly dramatic and the crag was shrouded in cloud but we were pretty sheltered by the stretcher box. The cliff was running with water so we opted for 'C' Ordinary, a classic diff. This also meant we wouldn't have to top out in to the gale streaming over the top of the crag as you make a quick descent from half height by way of Easy Terrace. Conditions were tricky but we made good progress and were rewarded with sunshine as we topped out.

Better weather coming from the south