The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

The Sorcerer, Ghost Valley

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Twistleton Scars

It was a good call on Thursday, we headed east into Yorkshire & found some dry rock & enjoyed some good climbing. I'd forgotten how good the place is for quality, short single pitch routes with easy access. The Limestone's super quick drying & all the routes had pretty much dried out by the afternoon, which was amazing considering the amount of rain we've had.

Adrian Walter high up on the classic Evening Star, Twistleton Scars, Nr Hawes

Twistleton Scars is a string of low, limestone escarpments over a kilometre long on the northern side of the fell, overlooking the Ingleton & Hawes road above Twistleton House Farm where you park. It's south, south-east facing & gets plenty of sun & a particularly good venue when the Lakes is blown out or your looking for a quick drying venue or a venue during the colder winter months.

Adrian did a good job leading Evening Star & the easier Christine just left of the obvious mushroom shaped rock earlier in the day, when the routes were just starting to dry out. We also spent some time looking at top rope set ups, belays, anchors & just general good safe leading practise. It was his last chance to have a good run out before his SPA which happened this weekend.

Adrian's enjoying a few drinks tonight! He rang earlier & said he'd passed the assessment which is great news - well done mate.

Safe climbing


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