Epicentre Offer Free Pegs For Lakeland Routesby Jack Geldard - Editor - UKC Mar/2011
This news story has been read 3,688 times
The staff at The Epicentre are all experienced climbers and want to help drag some of the harder classic routes out of their vegetated state.
"In an attempt to drive a new wave of activity in the fells we are offering replacement pegs to anyone who has been cleaning a route and needs to replace old and dangerous in situ gear..."
"In Ambleside at the moment there's a good vibe around the climbing scene. The new Ambleside wall is helping fuel enthusiasm, the "box" - Ambleside's old school wall at the University of Cumbria has been opening up some evenings and boards have been springing up in people's garages, kitchens and living rooms. With the days getting longer it is only a few weeks now until we can get out in the evenings.
At The Epicentre we are keen to see the harder routes on the Lakes mountain crags getting some of the attention they deserve and to try and recapture some of the vibrant scene that surrounded these routes in the late 80's and 90's. Continuing on from our winter conditions reports, our keen staff and climbing team members will give up-to-date conditions reports from the crags.
What's clean, what's dry, what the state of insitu gear is etc.
In an attempt to drive a new wave of activity in the fells we are offering replacement pegs to anyone who has been cleaning a route and needs to replace old and dangerous in situ gear.
We will also have a routes book at the shop where you can record what you've been up to and spread the word. So break out the lycra, dust off the retro head bands and go for it."
Over the next week, the best young climbers from around the world will have the chance compete across three disciplines in the... Read more
Alex Megos has made the first repeat of Adam Ondra's ~60m monster, Thor's hammer, ~9a+, in the Flatanger cave in Norway.... Read more
This summer, I'm guessing 11 July, Roland Hemetzberger managed to make the first free ascent of Delirium, an 8c multi-pitch... Read more
In spite of the widely variable weather we've been handed over the last year or so - most notably the wild winter storms of... Read more
The BMC have released a new Lake District White Guide, a free booklet with advice on winter climbing in the Lake... Read more