/ Recommend me a uk 8a :)
Peak is closest for me but open to more distant crags. Anstey's is probably too far.
The Bulge - Kilnsey.
Cold Steal - Kilnsey.
Go and nick Robin's project at Hangingstone :-)
Dead Calm at Kilnsey.
Thought Cold Steal was hard myself but I am bad on the vert.
If LPT is within striking distance:
Mussel Beach and Parasite are also good but quite steep.
Sorry - didn't read that Peak was close. In that case:
Free Monster at WCJ Cornice. One bouldery section but mostly power endurance.
Roof Warrior at Cheedale. Steep but really good holds.
Feeling strong at the minute then Dan? :)
I've got lots of time, and never really put several days into a project so this would be a good opportunity.
Thanks for the replies. I tried Mussel Beach and don't think I have the power endurance after moving past the incredibly steep undercut.
Statement of Youth is much more a stamina based route than Mussel Beach, and the top third is on a pockety crack - might suit you? Don't expect it to be a soft touch though!
If you found Mussel Beach hard, then Davo's suggestion of Free Monster would probably shut you down too?
IMHO the finest stamina route in the Peak is The Prow (in one) at Raven Tor. Nothing desperate, but there is 40m of climbing involved! It's all dry at the moment, and there's even in-situ draws until Aly completes his RP.
Sounds good, as I'd love to do Body Machine which would be a good progression. Also gonna try Boot Boys again there.
> IMHO the finest stamina route in the Peak is The Prow (in one) at Raven Tor. Nothing desperate, but there is 40m of climbing involved! It's all dry at the moment, and there's even in-situ draws until Aly completes his RP.
Some of us went to a bit of trouble the other year to clear the perma-draws from the crag and it looks a whole lot better for it. I have messaged Ali on Facebook and asked he takes his out.
For more background: http://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,18154.175.html
I know this is a thread about 8as in the peak but I am curious about your reasons for disliking leaving draws in.
I participated in the last discussion on UKb and still remain unconvinced. Just curious really about your reasoning.
Ruby Fruit Jungle any good?
It's not too steep so I expect the holds are tiny!
Thanks for drawing my attention to this issue.
> I know this is a thread about 8as in the peak but I am curious about your reasons for disliking leaving draws in.
> I participated in the last discussion on UKb and still remain unconvinced. Just curious really about your reasoning.
> Cheers Dave
It is owned by the National Trust and is a beauty spot admired by walkers. Rupert said that a group of NT members he talked to neither liked nor understood situ gear. At the time situ gear was proliferating at the tor at a time when Derbyshire Wildlife had already complained about the visible situ gear in Chee Dale. They are noticed. These are the main reasons why - ie respect for other users and the landowner and being pre-emptive in response rather than waiting for a complaint and potential access issue.
Let me know if you need an 8a buddy this summer as I have similar goals and amounts of free time! I'd also be very psyched to try the Prow in a oner... going away on a non climbing trip for two weeks but I'll get in touch when I'm back.
Thanks Jake. I'll be free again later Aug and Sept.
Thormen's Moth? Apparently it's dry now too
> Thormen's Moth? Apparently it's dry now too
Did you read his weaknesses? ;-)
Three Pebble Slab
To add to what shark said, access to other crags down this valley is becoming problematical. The NT currently don't have a problem with the Tor, but lets not push their buttons.
Looks cool but probably quite hard for me in my current weak state. You should try it and report back!
I'm good a resting too
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