After almost a month of barely any climbing, a combination of trying to rest my achilees and having foolishly taken on too much work, I was back on the rock in the Yorkshire Dales. Robin Proctor’s Scar is perhaps the best of the middle grade bolted crags in the area, with interesting splintered rock in a stunning setting above Austwick.
A lovely day for it too, though it does catch all the wind going (and there was plenty – belay jackets were the order of the day).
Half a dozen routes, all in the 6a/+ range apart from The Shield at 6c.
Helen was going well (she hasn’t had a 4 week lay off) and despatched Subterranean Homesick Blues in fine style
Beer o’clock and the garden at The Talbot in Settle is toasty – no hint of the wind that has been buffeting us all day.