2013-10-09 Stanage Edge & Stoney Middleton   Leave a comment

Stanage was cold and windy when we arrived.  We geared up to do Right Unconquerable, HVS 5a but the rock left our fingers and toes numb with cold. 

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An almost onsight and an almost flash before we move down the crag to do a VS 4b but halfway up the route rain blew in and soaked everything.  We bail rather damp and relocate to Stoney Middleton, changing grit for limestone.  I wasn’t optimistic when we parked, more spots of rain, but upon arrival at the crag we see some lovely new staples!  A quick search at Gary Gibson’s Sportsclimbs website and we’re in business.  I open an unnamed #22, 6a+ and a very nice Creamsnatcher, 6b.  Both around 20 meters, both 7 bolts with a double lower-off.  Looking forward to coming back here soon, as the long 6c look nice, and it would be nice to get back sending 7b+.

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HVS 5a  VS 4b   6a+   6b

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Posted 2013/10/10 by allend66 in Uncategorized

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