Esoterica

05/04/18

 

A beautifully sunny day that was completely still. Gorgeous views from the climbing over the Cheshire plaines. A trip to Maiden Castle near Bickerton gave plenty to go at.

 

 

Once the crag was located, a pleasant spot just off the sandstone trail. A few damp spots were evident but I managed to work my way through most of the problems there.

 

 

With top outs a little bit crap (loose) I only elected to top out on a select few routes. Some of the most fun problems for the day included ‘Go Ape, 5b’; Rampart Wall, 5b’ and ‘Iron age arete, 4c’

 

 

After several hours, as if my fingers hadn’t had enough I stopped at Pex en route home.

 

 

Not much joy on the fingery routes in less than ideal conditions but I managed to get up a few of the easier problems which required a very dirty top out: ’Too bold for Steve Boote, 5c’; Set Square, 5a’; ‘Monkey grip, 5b’ and ‘Bushy tale, 5b’. Attempts were also made on ‘Green Streaks, 5b’; ‘Set square direct, 5c’; ‘Tequila sunrise, 6a’ and ‘Harvey wallbanger, 5c’

Watch the video HERE.

Author: Starting Point

My blog captures a range of outdoor adventure, each from its starting point, giving a first person account to the highs and lows of each exhilarating adventure. From climbing, mountaineering and camping to mountain biking, water sports and endurance type challenges. These are all my experiences brought alive to you through stories, pictures and video. Enjoy!

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