The Works - New Drytooling Venue in The Lakesby Steve Ashworth Jun/2012
This news story has been read 7,775 times
Lakes winter ethics debate a motivated team of active lakes winter climbers made the decision to hunt out and equip a proper drygtooling venue in the Lakes. Establishing a proper drytooling spot would eliminate the risk of people taking this element of our sport out on to the treasured lakeland crags.
Brian Davison, Paddy Cave, Steve Ashworth and a Yorkshire tooling possie headed up by Phil Powell and Ian Durham have created a great new venue for drytooling with a lot of scope for further development.
With 14 routes and counting and grades ranging from M4 up there's something for most people and Lakes winter climbing will hopefully reap the benefits of a dedicated training venue.
The route descriptions, crag location, topos and more can be found on Paddy's website over at Mountain Circles
Thanks go to Andy Rutherford for the use of his photos in this report.
Tonight's Friday Night Video is another great piece of work from UKC user David Linnett of Bald Eagle Productions. Climber... Read more
Over the hill? The wrong side of 40? Too many birthdays? Age is often used as an excuse to slow down and pursue less adventurous... Read more
London-based mixed climber Ramon Marin has had a successful climbing trip in Canada, ticking some of the hardest mixed... 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
GB Ice Climbing Team member Anna Wells finished a very respectable 11th place at the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Saas... Read more