Saturday, 16 July 2011

Clemmitts Bouldering

After an annoying and probably expensive incident with the car (something to do with springs destroying the tyre), Lee (Betaguides) Robinson journied up from Hull, with the intention of trying out the Goathland bouldering opportunities.

Franco and I were less inspired by this, with the 40-50min drive being a bit off putting at 5.30 in the evening. We thought Clemmitts, (the newly developed and extensive bouldering circuit which had aluded my attention due to a variety of reasons) mainly due to a small circuit that needed trying around the southern area and also, the fact i'd never been.

Anyhow, the scattered collection of boulders had some pleasing and often tricky little problems, with some good aretes, especially on the 'Mobile Phone' block. The obvious arete and the walls to the left and right giving nice Font 5+ climbing, however the sitting start on the arete, bouncing the grade to around Font 6a/6a with an eliminate traverse from the main arete towards the right, however the last move was very hard and totally eliminate, so we left that.

Lee then found and flashed a Font 6b arete, that climbed really well indeed

A low boulder nestled in a small collection of 'blocs' contained a quality, low, angled arete. With powerful moves on small crimps with a crux dropdown on small holds, with poor feet. An excellent problem at about Font7a+/V7.

Certainly psyched to get back to do all the good problems in the Clemmitts main circuit as well, looks more than worthwhile.

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