Saturday, 24 September 2011

More Classic but Wet Rock

Sue enjoying good holds on the wet rock

For the next three days I'm climbing with regulars Sue & Jude. The forecast was improving but rain was still falling as we headed up to Corvous (D) in Borrowdale. They'd both climbed it 12 years ago and had great memories of the experience. A couple of other teams were also heading for this classic wet weather climb so we switched our attentions to Raven Crag Gully (VD). After one pitch of extremely greasy bridging in a chimney we agreed this was meant to be fun so abbed off and headed back round to the clean rock of Corvous! The rain stopped as we topped out and we had a very pleasant walk back to the car.

Jude on the classic hand traverse pitch