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Spofforth Pinnacles

So the Skye post hasn’t gone up yet because I don’t know how to word it. Needless to say I’ve gone back to bouldering in a big way and that’s meant searching out some ‘new rock. I found a little crag on 27 crags app called Spofforth  Pinnacles and it looked pretty good. 

I was not however impressed on first sight….there should be rocks here….

However just over the hill I found something like a mini gritstone font. A field full of boulders and some fairly big ones at that 

I only managed to get 11 problems done as my skin was weak from the previous night but they were high quality on awesome sharp unpolished grit. And I was the only person there. I guess this is the bonus of climbing somewhere not in the guides.

Fantastic evening. Good grades from 3 to 6a+ couldn’t have enjoyed it more

This was helped by a beautiful bit of weather! 

UKClimbing link here

Peace out x

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