Firstly out with Joe for a guided day at Wallowbarrow crag in the Duddon valley. This didn't go quite to plan as it rained quite hard there, so we got 1 route done before the downpour! Thomas is a great route though and worth the drive just for that. 3 pitches of top drawer Severe climbing all the way. The crag was quite busy, clearly many others had seen the good forecast for Duddon!!! We saved the rest of the day with a visit to Raven crag, Walthwaite (Chapel Stile) which was completely dry and a clear sky overhead. We climbed 'Route 1' and 'Route 2' the later having some quite memorable moves and great value at Hard Severe.
We've also spent a couple of days out with local pals Anna & Susan. Firstly visiting Shepherds crag in Borrowdale. Here we climbed 'Chamonix' HS 4b and rather tough I thought! A rather devious move off the big spike. Great route though and one I would definitely repeat. We then moved on to 'Eve' a brilliant VS 4c with a fantastic traverse line on the middle pitch.
And another day in Langdale, the morning spent with Joe (a different Joe) and his family at Copt Howe. Introducing the family to the delights of rock climbing. Langdale helped us no end with this as the weather and views were quite sublime. A great morning had by all.
For the afternoon I met up with Anna & Susan again, the plan was to run up to White Ghyll crag for some scary routes! However the chilly wind got the better of us and we opted to stay low and enjoyed a couple of cruising routes at Upper Scout crag.
Thanks all for a fab few days. Off to Snowdonia tomorrow for a Welsh 3000's before more Lakeland fun :-)