Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Burbage Beginners' Meet 2011

Saturday 19th March 2011

Here are some photos of the Beginners' Climbing Meet at Burbage North. The meet was attended by fourteen people and there was a good mix of beginners and experienced climbers so we were able to split up into a number of independent teams and move quickly around the crag. Amongst other things, teams visited the Banana Finger area, Ash Tree Wall, The Sentinel, The Grazer, the Knight's Move area and The Grogan.

The weather was spectacularly good. Dry and sunny except for a brief period around lunch time when some thicker cloud blew past. The belayers felt the breeze on top of the crag but it was much better than last year.

Rob somewhere on Ash Tree Wall.

I don't know what these two found so amusing.

Jeff and Gina on Monkey Corner.

AndyG near the top of Ringo.

Dawn also near the top of Ringo.

Ringo and Ring Climb both Severe.

Jeff belayed by Steve on Ring Climb.

 While we had lunch after climbing Black Slab, we saw somebody top-roping the Sentinel. This is is graded E2 5c and it was led in good style a few years ago by Mark(See the video on YouTube). [Don't forget that you can view an enlarged version of all the photos by clicking on them.]

Chris and Malcolm ready for the pub.

We climbed until the sun went down and then retired to the Yorkshire Bridge Inn in Bamford for much needed refreshment and to compare our grit rash.

Thanks to Rob, Steve and Gina for taking the photos.