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Guided Rock Climbing Keswick – Glorious Borrowdale and more


The magnificent top pitch of Ardus at Shepherds crag - Guided Rock Climbing Keswick

Guided Rock Climbing Keswick

It's been yet another week of fine weather and business here in the Lake District.
Although towards the end of the week and during the weekend, thunderstorms had been predicted, nothing much came of it, just a splash of rain.

We've been busy in the Gorges, on Rock scrambles, Abseils, Guided walks, and Rock climbing days. These have been mostly in the South Lakes area, Langdale, Coniston, and Yewdale valleys.
Monday being an 'Introduction to scrambling' session  with Jo & Michelle from Brighton. I think they've gone away wanting more...

Tuesday was more scrambling followed by Gorge scrambling, this time with the Beeden family. It was wonderful to be playing in the cool waters of Stickle Ghyll, Langdale. On such a hot day I can't think of anything better. After all of this, I was out again in the evening, to take a couple of local hoteliers from Rothay Manor for their rock climbing fix. Both seasoned sport climbers, but fairly new to trad. We climbed at Upper Scout crags as the sun came down over the valley, all pretty nice 🙂

Wednesday saw a change from technical activities to guided walking. Scafell Pike from Wasdale with the Orchard family. Yet more amazing conditions on the mountain for this one.

We've also had a trip to Borrowdale for a rock climbing day with Steve. Here we climbed 12 pitches at Shepherds crag. That's plenty enough for most folk, and even Steve was ready to call it a day after such a plethora of fine routes.

The following day I was out with the Martin family, enjoying Abseiling at Hodge Close quarry and a Scramble at the nearby Raven crag. The kids certainly seemed to take to the scrambling very well and there were plenty smiles after abseiling too. Meanwhile, our associate instructor Jim, was out with Steve and on another mission to pack a load of top quality climbing into the day. Raven crag in Langdale ticked the boxes and another 4 long routes (with many pitches) were enjoyed. They arrived down at the pub just as the rain hit!!

Back into the Langdale valley today. This time with a grey sky, for a change!! We climbed at Scout crags and had the place to ourselves. Enjoying a few routes and some bouldering. Leaving just in time for the afternoon rain to give us a little shower.

Breakfast duty for us both in the morning at our little B&B in Ambleside, then a couple of days off.

Thanks all



A shot of me at Shepherds crag - Guided Rock Climbing Keswick



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