PHOTOS: The Christmas Crack..... Stanage

by Mick Ryan - UKC Dec/2010
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There wasn't as much snow as last year but this years traditional Christmas day ascent of Christmas Crack HS 4b at Stanage was just as much fun - if a little cold, around minus 8 C.

Dick Turnbull was there as usual, as he has been for the last twenty years or so, and he was happy that so many people made it out. He put in several hours belay duty for the assembled throng after his lead.

Here are some photos of the day starting with several shots of Jon Morgan and Greg Rimmer who, with myself, ran from Bradwell, about six miles away, to Stanage, before their ascents....and finishing with carol singing in the Scotsman's Pack in Hathersage,

A merry Christmas to everyone and have a great 2011 - hoping for lots of climbing and happiness.

Jon Morgan and Greg Rimmer approaching Stanage, 151 kbJon Morgan and Greg Rimmer approaching Stanage

Jon Morgan and Greg Rimmer flying past Not To Be Taken Away, 180 kbJon Morgan and Greg Rimmer flying past Not To Be Taken Away

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A crag with a view

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Nearly there.

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Andy Cave demonstrating the Barnsley Knee on Central Trinity at Stanage

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Dick Turnbull the stalwart of the Christmas Crack Tradition.

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Looking down from the top of Christmas Crack

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Christmas Crack probably had over 50 ascents today

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The ever youthful and energetic Tony Whitehouse, leads a cast of many.

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After Christmas Crack at the Scotsman's Pack in Hathersage, the Peaks District.

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Carol Singing in the Scotsman's Pack in Hathersage, the Peaks District.

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The pints flowed

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Good friends

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