Yorkshire Grit

Got down to Yorkshire with Stu eventually once we spotted a clear spell in the weather after New Year. The drive down the A/M1 was however a very long car wash, difficult motivationally that it would improve but it did. It was too windy for Almscliff so we found some shelter round at Caley. Here we tried Block Buster 7b+, this provided a good battle. I ended up doing the standing start and hanging the first pish sloper as I’m crap at jumping. Anyway maybe a 7c tick for that. On Fri the wind improved and we got to Almscliff. Here we did The Keel 7b+/c. I didn’t think I could do it until someone showed me the LF lock then it was on! Keen to get back here for Jess’s Roof and the Keel variations. Still it was a bit disappointing. Grit boulder lines are fairly sparse. To finish on Sat we had a trek up to Jason’s Roof aka the finest grit roof in the UK. It didn’t disappoint, but was fairly reachy for me. Still I think I can do it at some point. On the way back we checked out Woodwell. Anastasia looked interesting but most of the other lines looked too eliminate to justify the petrol money there nowadays. Its cheaper to head down the wall.

Given we got so little done for our time, looks like future trips are off for a while. Combined with a motivational crash on my part, tough times ahead!

Jess’s Roof
Stu’s Roof
Zoo York
Ben’s Groove
Banana Republic
Real Keel
The Bulb
Keel haul
Pedestal Arete
Jason’s Roof

PS. Jason’s roof video’s below, doesn’t do it justice – Its actually 70-80 Deg overhanging!

Jasons Roof – Crookrise 23/10/11 from Matthew Wong on Vimeo.

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