Thursday, 24 December 2009

Cringle Moor Winter Climbing

Just a few shots of Winter climbing on Cringle Moor. Some nice icefalls and the first winter ascent of 'Tell Chris Craggs nout' (V 6). Unfortunately no pictures of the very enjoyable Cringle Ridge (III)Dooge on a little Icefall- Named Humble

Tell Chriss Craggs Nout (V 6 ish). In hindsight it probably just warrants a tech grade of about tech 7 as it's small but hard.

The right hand side of Cringle. There is a lot of width to the cliff, despite it not being tall, meaning it's good practise for technical soloing- almost like winter bouldering. The 1 fall I did have, was fine as I landed in a drift.
Good Ice
A technical, but small pitch. Shallow Torqing to a nick in the top of the buttress. Would be about technical 9 were it not only a boulder problem....

Cringle Ridge (III) is a good turf climb up the obvious 45 metre ridge at the left hand side of Cringle. Sustained turf steps that reach a wall, which you turn on the left via a turfy crack.


Rock Climbing said...

Fantastic pics! Your blog has some of the best pics that I have seen!

Dave Warburton said...

Thank you ;-)

Franco Cookson said...

we'd climb about 3 grades harder if we didn't arse about trying to get pictures all the time!

Many thanks for the few pictures I took though. :-)