/ Stanhope - Ashes Quarry - Topo
The first release of a topo is now available from http://www.rock-topos.com/
This has the first 24 routes and some pics of the sectors. It's going to take a while to get developed as the quarry is massive and all the routes are 15m-20m high. Anyone getting a guide is funding the bolts and hangers.
Jeff and I have so far spent around £500 on the bolts and hangers just here!
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Please avoid the projects as we will get around to leading them.
Nice one! The rock topos website isn't working for me though.
Maybe the best sport climbing in County Durham, last time I checked Chapel Head was pretty good.
Thank you none the less for everything and all of your hard work.
We are now up to 37 routes bolted (this includes a couple of projects still to be completed|).
Today there were 4 teams climbing in the May sunshine. All the routes are nicely cleaning up.
So if you are interested in well bolted limestone - 50 minutes from Newcastle, 30 minutes from Durham this is the place to come to. South facing and in the sun until after 9pm.
For more info and some good pictures checkout the excellent post here..
Our Friday Night Video this week is a look at a bright young talent in British sport, trad and competition climbing: Jim Pope. Jim's climbing starts in the Lake District and catches up to his present day visit to Norway to sample some of the hardest...