23 June 2011

Worth waiting for?


The rain relented on Wednesday and we found our way to Shipley Glen, again. The northern contingent had to avoid the cycle racing in Otley so we started later. John joined us at his local crag and made short work of the conveniently named John. The throng warmed up as the threat of rain lifted  and the impeccable slab problem of Reach for the Sky was crimped and padded up by us all. Meanwhile Rob arrived predicting rain but after he had warmed to the task me and him headed off for to have a look at the arete of Adolph. It was no Blitzkreig, in fact it was greasy, reachy and frustrating.

Eventually the rest of the throng joined us and we played around on the lovely Bonnie's Wall. It then seemed rude not to have one more  go at Adolph. With the best spotting team available and enough mats I managed to get my thumbs over my fingers and crimp whilst at full stretch. I thought it was hard, so I was chuffed. Finally back to Leaper roof to pull on large but steep holds. Rob did one of his levitation tricks up the front face and the Ladies argued they were rubbish but ultimately evidence suggested they weren't. Oh and Stu fell in love with a boulder problem and lapped it again and again and again...

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