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Topic - Crag Lough

The Mole - on 21 Sep 2012
The Crag Lough restoration day last weekend was a great success with over twenty volunteers turning out to do some gardening.
Original thread:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=514066

The job of cleaning routes was found to be harder and more time consuming than anticipated however a good number of routes were given a make over and some resurrected from the undergrowth.

A list of what was done and by who is below. Many of these routes should be a lot more enjoyable than they were and some may now see regular accents after many years of being understandably ignored
Please be aware that there may be the odd loose bit around as a result of what was in some cases some pretty impressive gardening. The winter should help to stabilise things a bit

Enjoy!

Helix S** (including a new path to it)
Face route, S
Cleaned by Mick Fischer and Alison Page

Pinnacle crack, D
Bracket, VD**
Cleaned by Naomi Hatto

Pinnacle Face Obverse,S
Cleaned by Oliver Millington

Impossible wall, E4 6b
Cleaned by Oliver Millington (lower half) and Davey Briggs (top third)

Right Organ Pipe HS (top third)
Main wall Route 2, VS 5a* (top third)
Botany Crack, S (top third)
Cleaned Davey Briggs and Graeme Armstrong

Ash Tree Wall, S**
West Corner, S
Wall and Crack, D
Cleaned by David Chalmers

Tarzan Buttress (various routes)
a lot of turf removed from top third of the buttress by John Lowes

Spuggies Gully, VD**
Back Alley, D*
Cleaned by Steve Blake

Impossible Slab, E3 5c
Route Two, VD
Route One, HVS 5a **
Intermediate Treatment E2 5c
Route Three, VS 5a*
Cleaned by Cliff Lowther and Jayne Speight

Crescent Cracks, VS 5a**
Raven Crack, MVS 4b**
Cleaned by Dan Middleton

Left Organ Pipe, HVS 5a**
Cleaned by Richard Alderton

Central Organ Pipe, HS
Cleaned by Liam Dervey

Jezebel, D***
Jezebel direct, MVS 4b
Sinister corner, S*
Main wall, HS***
Cleaned by Sarah Hawker and Bob McAdam

Why Not Direct, HVS 5b**
Why not, VS 5a**
Cleaned by Mark Anstiss


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