/ Caley conditions
Agree. Although its a superb venue, why see it at its worst? Slipstones might be a good alternative, very open, very quick drying, very beautiful and very very good.
Beautiful crag but ferociously hot in summer unless you get some cloud cover.
OP: I'd wait until the vegetation has died back a bit before driving 40min for Caley let alone 4Hr especially since you'll pass a load of great crags on route. That's just me, if you have a serious Caley itch that needs scratching then good luck for a dry day and a nice breeze.
Living about a dozen miles from Caley, having bouldered there hundreds of times and having bouldered at Almscliffe today I cannot imagine why anyone would drive past the Peak to get there. Either there's a good gig on or she's really worth it!
> Living about a dozen miles from Caley, having bouldered there hundreds of times and having bouldered at Almscliffe today I cannot imagine why anyone would drive past the Peak to get there. Either there's a good gig on or she's really worth it!
To go bouldering? The routes in the peak are at least a million times better than in Yorkshire, but the bouldering in Yorkshire is the best in the UK.
> To go bouldering? the bouldering in Yorkshire is the best in the UK.
Ah, that explains it. I bow to the superior knowledge of a man who lives near the Glen. Even though I've been out doing it today 'good bouldering' is an oxymoron to me and it will never be more than a necessary chore. I fear I am like Mountainsarebetter.. on the bolting trad thread. If I have to have it explained I'm never going to understand it am I?
> Ah, that explains it. I bow to the superior knowledge of a man who lives near the Gleb.c.
Not any more. Just moved back to Sheffield. while there is nothing finer than evening soloing on stanage, I will miss the broken-glass-strewn charms of The Glen
if you've ever done vim, horror arete and pebble wall and still don't get it, you areindeed a lost cause.
But hang on, did I just witness a Yorkshireman agreeing with a Peakie that it would be insane to drive past the peak to climb in Yorkshire? Has the world gone mad? What had happened to disrupt the natural order of the universe?
I can do the stage Yorkshireman with the bet of 'em but, sadly, facts is facts. I'd gladly swap the the Yorkshire crags for the Peak(tho I'd obviously have to hang on to Malham). But let's not forget that a third of the Peak park is in Yorkshire, as is Sheffield and part of Stanage so we might as well have the rest of it, and if we're having Stanage it'd be daft not to throw in Millstone, Burbage, and maybe Frogatt, which would obviously include Curbar and......
Or Wales/Lakes/Pembroke/Cornwall etc etc
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