Saturday, 9 April 2011
Clemmitt's Crag Bouldering
Today I returned to the moors with the girlfriend to meet up with Lee, Sam and Lee's mates at Clemmitt's crag. I had seen a few pictures of the crag which made it look really good, but I kind of assumed it was Lee's great photography skills making a poor set of boulder problems look good.
There are actually some real gems!
First off was some unclimbed problems on the left hand side. I managed to flash a problem that Lee was trying due to being able to reach past the crux and pop again, which was a bit of a cheat, but gave a great little V5. I then nearly managed a harder problem to the left, but fell whilst stroking the final jug. That should offer a great little Font 7a+.
There were too many problems to go into much detail, but I repeated the excellent off the rails, flashed Full Breakfast, Smiling arete, Jake's Problem and many more.
It was basically a great day out bouldering around font 6c/7a, with a few new problems added to a great crag. The circuit there is really good at this grade and there is definitely stuff to do into the Font 7s. A few harder things too.
And what a day! I wandered all the way back to Castleton in the evening sun, true paradise after a perfect day with good friends. A real day of that immediate enjoyment you only get with climbing.
Posted by Franco Cookson Written Saturday, April 09, 2011