Robin Proctor’s Scar 

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 

 and here she is on the Top 50 Wheels On Fire 6a+ and Ab Fab! 

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. 

2 responses to “Robin Proctor’s Scar 

  1. Lucky chaps. We were up there walking on Tuesday. Heavy drizzle. Good to hear you still working, must be for interest. Regards, Tom

    • I got out of practice at saying “no!”, but I’ve restarted the exercise program: Rotate head left, rotate head right, repeat… 😉

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