/ Peak district routes for a 30th birthday?
Any further suggestions? Stuff that isn't desperate for the short would be good, preferably in the VS-E2 range and we'll probably be based in the Hathersage area. Bonus points for funny route names and good climbing ;-)
Even if I lend him my size 6 camalot that one is almost certain to be on the terrify and maim end of the scale :-)
Is Little Things at Stanage an unfair one to throw in, it is "only HVS".
Would have been more noble if I hadn't made poor old Steve lead twice his share :-)
Thats still funny to this day, what a crag to choose and what routes to start on! The nice thing about Curbar is that most of the easier and less thuggish or technical VS lines are on the left so left to right is the way to go. I think your aim would give a solid E2 leader a run for their money.
Flick through guides to see if there are routes that are suitable that were put up on day they were born?
Youth, Old Man, Birthday Buttress, Going Grey, Newborn and 21 Today - all at High Neb (Little things is round there too, for the 'maim' part).
Millstone is a good sociable Birthday crag, I had my 40th there with a bunch of friends. We just ploughed through lots of classics, Regent's Street, Great North Road, Great West Road, Dexterity, Time for Tea, that sort of thing. We had a bbq in the Keyhole Cave, slacklined, ninja camped, all jolly good fun. No suitably named routes spring to mind, but its a good crag for picnics and being social.
I'm willing to bet I'm shorter than you, and Millstone isn't renowned for reachy routes anyway.
Sounds good, but I don't get on with Millstone. No idea why, I like jamming but for some reason the place just doesn't seem top like me! The height thing isn't for me it is for the victim (I mean mate), I'm not even short by NBA standards.
Sounds like a trip to High Neb is on the cards for one day at least!
I'd take a pad for those routes btw, they're the little scrappy bits between the bigger buttresses, but Marble Wall is close at hand for some 'proper' routes like Orangutan, Terrazza Crack etc.
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