Monday we set our sights on the mountain crag of Gimmer. This is undoubtedly the finest of Langdale's crags, with a plethora of first class routes at all grades.
We kept to the modest grade of 'Vdiff' and climbed Ash Tree Slabs followed by Oliverson's variation and Lyon's crawl. This combination goes from the bottom to the top of this mighty crag, 6 pitches of climbing in all, each being a delight and on excellent rock.
Today I met with Sing for an 'Introduction to Rock Climbing' day, and this was also to be in the Langdale valley.
We started on Lower Scout Crags, going through the basics whilst climbing around 4 routes.
For the afternoon we ventured onto the much larger Upper Scout Crags, climbing 'Route 1' and 'Route 2'.
Both these routes are really nice, with route 1 being one of the best at that standard in the valley.
Thanks Sing for another fab day out.
High on Gimmer crag;
Langdale views from Scout crag;
Route 1 at Upper Scout crag