Took me and Joe an hour and a half to get from Dorset to Fairy cave and we met up with some of my friends, Matt, Dom and Dom's flat mate, James there. Arriving at about 10:30, it was colder than I had expected. With how the quarry is positioned the walls are mostly always in the shade. Still psyched to climb I racked up for the first route of the day, which happened to be an awesome slab E2 up some solid, if slightly dirty limestone called Lumbar Puncture, (may have got a bit too excited and run it out quite a bit....).
Joe then got on what seemed like the scariest route of the day, an E1 near Rob's crack called Smell the Glove. Lots of run out at the start and traversing across on tiny feet towards Rob's crack.
When we where abbing back down i was looking at Rob's Crack VS 4c and it looked really nice. So when I got to the bottom I decided that it would be an awesome solo.
The route had bomber hand jams all the way up, from a distance it looked polished, but it wasn't!
Then to finish the day off i thought the route a few over looked really cool called One Leg Over, E3 5c. Started by going over a roof, (seen in right picture), where the first piece and last piece of decent gear is, before about 10metres before the top of the route.
Fairy cave is awesome. My friends that where there also climbed some other awesome lower grade stuff.
If you like slab climbing, it's definitely worth a visit!
Just moved back up to Rotherham, so super psyched for grit and the coming winter season!
Had a brilliant summer working for Land & Wave in Dorset, now bring on the future.