Friday, 22 May 2015

May Bank Holiday Meet

Three people were present on the Friday evening, Ken Fyles, Yvonne Parr and Ken Hollis.  

Unusually, good weather was forecast on the Saturday and Ken and Yvonne rose early to get a good parking location at Seathwaite.  Their goal was to climb "Gillercombe Buttress S" of Grey Knotts.  

The rock was unusually quiet and Ken led off, climbing mountaineering style with rucksack and big boots, on the seven pitch route.  Pitches 1 and  6 are now polished giving some tricky climbing but protection is close at hand.  

Yvonne was in her element gaining in confidence all the way, even agreeing to lead the 7th and final pitch.

Ken Hollis opted for a bike ride.

The Sunday dawned wet as a walk to Barf overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake was made on a very windy day.  

Article - Ken Fyles
Yvonne leading 7th pitch of Gillercombe