Monday, 26 September 2011

Troutdale Pinnacle

Sue enjoying the sun on Troutdale Pinnacle

For the last couple of days I've been climbing with Sue & Jude. Today's was Troutdale Pinnacle (S) in Borrowdale, a route with a big reputation in their climbing circle. Conditions were far better than last week and there were just a couple of wet streaks to avoid. The sun arrived as we climbed the pinnacle giving a very pleasant finish. With plenty of energy left we avoided Shepherds Cafe and the ladies swung leads up Jackdaw Ridge on Shepherds Crag

Jude waiting for the sun to arrive on the 2nd pitch!

Sue approaching the belay on the 2nd pitch

The exposed slab leading to the pinnacle

Sue drying out on top of Troutdale Pinnacle

Jude accepting the challenge of standing on the end of the pinnacle

Sue leading Jackdaw Ridge on Shepherds Crag