Week last Monday I went to the Lake District with my dad for the day, mostly to build up my QMD's, but also because the weather looked good. We started at the New Dungeon Ghyll and walked, following the river up to Stickle Tarn. Then following the Contour walked around Harrison Stickle up on to Loft Crag, continuing up towards Pike O'Stickle. Stopping for lunch here the view was awesome looking south towards Coniston.
Heading north west we descended down to Stake Pass before the long slog down the winding path and along the valley back towards where we started earlier in the day.
Later in the week with usual climbing partners busy I went to Stanage to do some soloing and work The Beautician E4 5c using self lining with a shunt. Something i've not done before but after a quick explanation from a friend quickly set something up. Worked it for a while, eventually completing it in 2 sections. Getting fed up with working the same problem moved on to do some soloing. Started on Tango Crack, Before soloing a few others in the area before moving on to the Classic VS 4c, High Neb Buttress.
Soloing at High Nebb, Stanage
The beginning of this week I went back up to the Lakes to meet Joe and his dad to go up Helvellyn. We started from Patterdale heading towards Striding Edge. The higher we got the worse the weather got. By the time we where on Striding Edge the vis was a bit rubbish!
When we got to the summit we came back down via Swirral Edge where the weather stayed rubbish until we where down around Red Tarn. The Company made up for the rubbish weather!