Brimham – first evening climbing of the year

April 22nd, 2014 by Puma

With the change of the clocks and some nice weather Rob and I headed to Brimham on Tuesday evening. First port of call was Cubic Block where the rock was nice and dry, albeit a wee bit cold, the friction was great and we had a go at Rough Wall (VS 5a). After a bit of Yo-Yoing at the crux I managed to get past the difficulties and it was lovely climbing, just as promised in the route description. We top roped Rough Stuff (HVS 5b – one of Rob's projects), which is the route immediately to the left of rough wall, and was just as well given the distinct lack of gear just past the crux.

Super safe on this 6-cam belay.

Super safe on this 6-cam belay.

Next stop Right-hand Crack (VS 4b) on Cracked Buttress, hand jamming fun all the way, if you're doing it right. And the final stop was back at Cubic Block to look for some plastic gizmo that Rob lost, as we were there it seemed a shame to miss out on a final climb so we ran up Shorties Dilemma (S 4a) where Rob constructed a 6-cam belay – see photo!

One Response to “Brimham – first evening climbing of the year”

  1. lithos says:

    Rough stuff is still very dirty and needs a brushing. Excellent wee evening out.

    Cam-tastic belay 🙂

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