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crag_hopper_Jay - on 11 Mar 2014
Anyone been to Castle Naze recently? What's it like at the moment? Taking a mate this afternoon so he can practice placing some kit.

Not the most extensive venue I know but it's close to where I'm picking him up. Any info (or suggestions of other crags) is appreciated.

Cheers,

Jay.
Joshua Willett - on 11 Mar 2014
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

Hey Jay,


We were there two weekends ago and it was nearly all in good condition. Some of the climbs were a little green but fine apart from that. Lots of easy climbs for new leaders but the belays can be a little tricky.

Enjoy,

Josh
crag_hopper_Jay - on 11 Mar 2014
In reply to Joshua Willett:

Hi Josh,

thanks for the info. Sounds like a good bet!

cheers,

Jay.
Otis - on 11 Mar 2014
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

There's plenty of loose rock lying around on the top of the crag - worth considering a helmet if you're going to be spending lots of time below looking at gear placements (and not looking upwards).

Mike.
crag_hopper_Jay - on 11 Mar 2014
In reply to Otis:

I never leave home without it (when climbing anyway). Thanks for the heads up!

Jay.
DeanD - on 11 Mar 2014
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

If he's new to it all go to windgather rocks it's only 10min from castle naze
woody5 - on 13 Mar 2014
In reply to crag_hopper_Jay:

Windgather for a novice ,much easier walk in also ,Parking can be a problem at castle naze ,especially at weekends
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Some interesting archeology at castle naze .
victim of mathematics - on 13 Mar 2014
In reply to woody5:

> Windgather for a novice ,much easier walk in also

30 seconds vs 20 seconds?!
Offwidth - on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to victim of mathematics:

1 min flat vs 4 mins uphill. If you are going to be a pedant at least get it right. Windgarther is much better for beginners anyhow.
Michael Gordon - on 23 Mar 2014
In reply to victim of mathematics:

> 30 seconds vs 20 seconds?!

yep that's about it. About as easy as you can get in any case!

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