Off the beaten track

Today was one of those rare weekend days for me when I’m free, sadly the weather forecast was rubbish. I hunted through the met office and found a single gap that was centred on Honley. It’s a little place I’ve been itching to go and Amy was up for the risk of weather. On the way in everywhere was raining until an opening in the cloud centred over the crag which developed into a beautiful sunny afternoon

This crag is well off the beaten track but as Amy said, like a lost world. The grades are a little out we felt, but Birch Climb (MVS 4b) and Zig Zag of the same grade stood out. I came away full of adrenaline from Devils Steps, way harder than the recorded grade and I’d recommend a boulder mat under it. 

UKC here . Well worth a visit

Birch Climb (arete) with Devils Steps in the background
We think Amy makes a good wood imp

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