Thursday, 10 March 2011

Row Tor/ Stanton/ Gardoms

Row Tor,
Went to check out Row tor for the first time last week. Its a great little bouldering area on top of this small hill just above Birchover. We both warmed up on the 6B then went staight on to 'The Yoghurt Hypnotist'(V8), I managed to flash it then Sam did it a few goes after, its a great line up the overhung rib!. Next up was 'Blood Falls'(V8) which Sam had previously done, I was keen to try and flash it and did without a problem! Both 3 star grit climbs. Sam then managed to scrape up Bus Stop mantle (V6)! Very tricky!!. I ten went on to climb 'Quine' (V9) and the stand start to Dave Masons new problem 'Pink Lady' at around (V10) after this we went to have a well diserved rest in the Druid Inn pub!.

Stanton Moor,
Again a new area for both of us. We had checked it out in the guide and were keen to find 'Spare rib' and 'Brads Wall'. We started working on Spare rib (V8) and got totally shot down! we were both climbing like such punters, so sacked it off and went to try 'Brads Wall' (V9), after working out the moves I managed to climb it having fallen off the top slopers the go before. Its a little gem just up from spare rib.

Gardoms Edge,
Back on the routes front, Sam fought his way up the super steep Mickey Finn wich is an awesome looking E6 6b with reahy moves between slopey breaks through a big roof. Good gear just bloody pumpy! Pretty full on.

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