Monty navigates the gorse
Happy climber in the sun
Sandy on Pitch 1 of the Mortician
Monty on the soaring first corner of The Shroud
Sandy getting to grips with the steep entry to the groove of Mortician
Monty inspects the 'airy' traverse on P3 of The Shroud
The blues dots centre right are the team whilst I head back to prep dinner!
Fourth and final flu day of climbing and the boys humoured my desire for slabs and less polish and we headed to Sergeant Crag Slabs where I helped place the abseil bolts 4 years ago. This steep 5m slab is a relatively new addition to the local crags and boasts rough rock at a reasonable angle. We took it in turns leading and stripping routes on abseil so we could all enjoy them on the sharp end and climbed Lakeland Cragsman, Revelation and Terminator 2. Top rock, top fun.
Sandy heading up for the bolts after Terminator 2
Monty the safest climber I know on 4 ropes? (2 are the abseil lines)
An attentive belayer
Sandy on Lakeland Cragsman
bill's turn on LC whilst Monty does T2
Not a bad spot
Stripping routes on descent
The best climber at the crag
Spot the clean rock
Bill feeling the fear and revealing his squirrel phobia
All in all a grand few days with some great mates, relaxing, climbing, eating, climbing, bullshitting and climbing. Thanks to Sandy for the sausages (they weren't that burnt), Bill for opening the window and not really minding our snoring (did you find those rocks in your sack yet mate?) and Monty for being a legend and showing us how its done (and, more importantly, for the beer)!