/ Slipstones, Yorkshire
Apologies, I don't know much about the area.
Im planning on buying a northern england guide as im going down to northallerton with the girlfriend at some point. Don't really have a date but would like to know when it would be a worthwhile trip?
I know everyones just gonna say summer but id like to get down pretty soon.?
Like he said: I think that unless its actually raining, then there'll be something to keep you amused.
Slipstones is a South facing crag that suffers from little seepage. As long as the weather has been reasonably dry it will be ok.
Warburton is a seasoned climber from the 'Moors' and isn't that familiar with Gritstone climbing. However there are signs he is learning, in that it is a year round crag. But it can get a litte sweaty on a hot summers day.
Lots of info at http://www.yorkshiregrit.com/slipstones.html
Have fun and a pint of beer in Masham!
Heard your local is up for sale, and landlord is not happy.
£350K I believe, not been in for yonks £3.20 for LL is too much!
I believe he's laeving at the end of the month, rumor.
It's all down to greed by Punch, high rents etc and them now being skint.
I visited April last year and hit the first and best hot week of the year, IMO. Not even breezy. Good for soloing as I had no partner along and there was plenty to be had at the low end.
I going back again in a couple of weeks time with a belay bunny this time(can I call my son that?)
I also hope to check out Brimham as looks fab in the guide.
Yep, Mike at the travellers says the same. Been trying to get Punch to fix the kitchen since he went in just over a year ago with no luck, and although the beer is already the dearest near us Punch are sticking another 5p on a pint soon. If he leaves they will be left with a bare shell as he replaced all the fittings and carpets himself.
The First Ascentionists are legends of these parts.
"But it can get a litte sweaty on a hot summers day."
This is something im looking forward to. Where im from theres no such thing as a hot summers day.
Since when was the area between Masham and Lofthouse (which is East of the A1) in the NYM national park?
It's int dales and it's Grit and it will be in the next YG guide (again).
if your up there try brimham if you haven't been !.
It faces South so if it's cool and the sun's out you'll be fine. If it's still and the sun's out it can get too hot. It's 95% free of drainage and there's no green so it dries instantly. Basically you can climb year round.
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