Monday, 9 June 2008

Dow Crag

On Saturday 7th, the Andys C and G, together with Graham, Richard and the prolific JeffB made their way to Coniston for an ascent of Dow Crag.

Despite the good weather, it was cool in the shade and we were glad to get going once Graham had resolved a few route finding difficulties on pitch two. Things went smoothly after that and we managed to find the correct traverse line across the very exposed slab on pitch five which had caused Pope Paul such consternation on a previous visit with MarkD.

We topped out in the glorious sunshine of a perfect Lakes summer afternoon and still had time to visit a hostelry in Coniston for refreshment before starting the drive home.

Eliminate "A" 360ft VS 3* (4b,4b,4c, 4b, 4c, 4b)

A most excellent route at the grade, continuously exposed with sustained technical interest and taking an ingenious line through some very imposing scenery. Highly recommended to competent parties.