Intake or Caretaker Quarry

We’ve spent the last couple of weeks reacquainting ourselves with the glories of Grit. In the spirit of ‘a change is as good as a rest’ it has been renewed an appreciation of ‘God’s own rock’ after a couple of months clipping bolts on sun kissed limestone. Worth coming home for.

We’d resisted any sports climbing in the Peak for much the same reason – it would inevitably not fare well in comparison with the Iberian stuff. …and it didn’t 😦

Intake is an impressive place, with almost 200 routes up to 30m, but it is a tad crumbly in places. Gary likens the back wall to St Govans, but you really need rose tinted specs to get the similarly.

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However, there are certainly some gems, like El Sergio the 30m 6a up the runnel.

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And Abrade with me,  6b up this blobby wall of chirt.

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