Embankment Two, Solo
So on Sunday me and my trusty companion 'Dooge'- who is currently at Leeds Uni; departed to Lawrencefield, borrowing "Beastiality Phil's" guidebook. Dave flew up the (what I think is a very hard) E2, Suspense and then I had a little tootle up Boulevard- nice route. I was then further impressed with Great Peter, which I seconded Dave up and at this point we sat around and ate lots of biscuits.
Dave seemed quite happy with the day, but I wanted to get on Highplains Drifter. It takes a cool line out left from Boulevard, up what looks like (and is) a technical and steepish, bold face. Getting up to a massive ledge with a tree I continued up a brilliant sloping ramp to find some half-decent RPs and a piss-poor Peg. I had spent some time at the ledge, figuring out what the moves were going to be, and it was more or less as I had predicted, only with all the positive-looking holds being awful slopers. A bit of a sketch across and an alarming run-out got me to the sanctuary of a ledge and an easy plod up to the top.
An E3 at Stanage on Thursday.
I felt it was quite hard for E4, but I have had a lot of time out of trad and have turned into a scared Moose.