Three of the URC / Rockchat posse enjoyed a lovely bit of bimbling at the (ever-) Popular End on Thursday, some fine routes and a fun day. The crag was bone dry, and there were enough people about to be sociable, but no crowds.
Photos from Roger D.
John led Black Hawk Traverse Left (18m, VDiff, ***) and Robin Hood's Right Hand Buttress Direct (22m, HS 4a, ***)
Steve led Anatomy (12m, VDiff), Mantelpiece Crack (8m, Diff 4a) and Small Crack (8m, VDiff, *)
Roger was happy to second, and take photos
"Rope drag, what rope drag?"
...with a more thuggish approach to the Stride...
...and another big stride
Steve setting out on Anatomy (12m, VDiff) a nice re-introduction to leading after nearly two years
Movin' On Up...
...and heading for the exit
John leading Robin Hood's Right Hand Buttress Direct (22m, HS 4a, ***)
Under the awkward roof...
...and out onto the nose
Getting established in the long continuation crack...
...and jamming on up
Steve following on RHRHBD...
"Awkward for the tall"
If you don't like to see horrible kneeling manoeuvres, look away now
...it gets worse
If in doubt, chalk up
"No, your left"
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