White Ghyll and Stickle Barn

May 23, 2008 The Tuesday weather forecast still looked good so we finished work early and headed for White Ghyll in Great Langdale. I’d climbed there once before when I really didn’t have much idea what I was doing, so was keen to repeat those routes. After parking in the new Dungeon Ghyll / Stickle […]

Tilberthwaite Quarry

May 20, 2008 With the weather still holding (it’s colder but not raining), we headed up to Tilberthwaite at 2pm on Sunday. The turning is a couple of miles north of Coniston village, and another mile or so up the road you’ll find a roadside car park.  From there it’s a short walk in to […]

Raven Crag Walthwaite and The Wainwright Inn

May 19, 2008 When the weather is good in the lake district we have to take advantage, and so on Thursday evening after work I fetched up at Raven Crag at Walthwaite. To get there head for Langdale (a left turn off the Coniston to Ambleside road) go straight on at the Brittania pub at […]

Raven Crag Langdale

May 15, 2008 We decided last week that if the weather was ok we’d head to Raven Crag Langdale around 4pm in the afternoon. The weather was great so 4 of us set off, with another three people due to rendevouz with us at the crag. On the way there I realised that I’d left […]

Borrowdale Climbing Weekend

May 12, 2008 Headed off to Borrowdale after work on Friday, hoping that the good weather would hold. Pitched the tents at Stonethwaite Campsite, then cycled to the Riverside Bar at the Scafell Hotel for some food and beer. I had a burger which was excellent served with a well dressed salad, and home made […]

Ahh Wallowbarrow

May 7, 2008 The forecast was for fine weather so we chose Wallowbarrow as our Tuesday night climbing destination. I fancied tackling Malediction Direct but when we arrived there were alredy three people gearing up at the bottom of the first pitch. Five is always a difficult group size and we struggled to work out […]