The weather forecast wasn't very promising but some crafty crag choices and a spot of luck has meant we've just had a very successful week of Lake District rock climbing. Classic rock devote Patricia was over from Ireland for her regular dose of the high crags. Monday saw us making the trek up to Pikes Crag on an improving forecast. The cloud base hovered at the level of the crag all day giving us avery atmospheric ascent of
Tuesday was the best of the week and we spent it in the suntrap of White Ghyll
Wednesday was forecast to deteriate significantly mid morning so we made a quick raid to Pavey Ark and came away with an ascent of Coati (VS 4b) topping out just as the rain arrived
Raven Crag Buttress (VD) was our choice for a wet Thursday. However we opted to ab off after the first pitch which had proved awkward and greasy
Despite a good forecast for Friday we woke to heavy showers and strong winds. We perservered with plan A trekking up to Gimmer Crag. The forecast break in the weather was late but we started up the waterfall of Ash Tree Slabs (VD+) just as the wind changed. We topped out an hour later on dry rock in the sunshine. A Route (MS) was the final climb of the week ascended on what could almost be described as warm rock.