/ NEWS: Lakeland Summer Round-up
Brilliant Hock .Good for the psyche that.
Great stuff. Welcome to the Cruel World is such a quality line - it does seem surprising that Dave Mac wasn't hugely enamoured by it...
In reply to Adam Lincoln:
I don't know all the details but I know some. I hope those boys behave more honourably in future or they won't deserve a place in those guidebooks.
Great write up Adam. Hopefully next year is the same.
Welcome to the Cruel World is absolutely nails. Horrendously painful and brutally steep. I wouldn't be surprised if we're waiting years for another repeat.
Even though a lot of Birkett's routes are surprisingly short, the quality of what he's produced is what really stands out for me. Nearly every one of his E8/9s that I've seen is a three star line and there are just so many of them.
Well I know none of the details, as I'm sure many don't. Whats the deal?
Not one to blow your own trumpet then?
Nice one Adam. Here’s hoping next year brings the same crazy temps to the Lakes. It was a joy this year to take a dip in the tarns and streams without catching hypothermia Well done to Craig for his superhuman efforts!
The new Hodge Close DWS routes are probably also worth a mention for something a bit different.
I also think Charlie Woodburn repeated Gresham's alternative start to Fear of Failure.
Very modest of you Adam not to mention your own quite significant addition to Lakes new routes this summer.
All the DWS stuff at Hodge was reported in another article.
Nice write-up Hock. Makes me miss the Lakes! Great to see Black Wars getting some attention, always thought there was a bit more to do there.
I really can't tell whether you guys are serious or joking about this. What's the story?
> The new Hodge Close DWS routes are probably also worth a mention for something a bit different.
> I also think Charlie Woodburn repeated Gresham's alternative start to Fear of Failure.
No he hasn’t.
My mistake then
I believe none other than Dave Birkett repeated Fearless. Not sure who got the 2nd ascent though.
Very impressive summer from Craig, great to see the amount of people getting out!
> I believe none other than Dave Birkett repeated Fearless. Not sure who got the 2nd ascent though.
Can we keep this one on positive stuff about some great ascents in the Lakes. Please keep other speculation and stories elsewhere, away from UKC.
Thanks for the report Adam. It seems like there’s been a bit of momentum building up in the Lakes over the last couple of years. Hopefully everybody doesn’t bugger off to North Wales!
Pity, could have been interesting.
> Please keep other speculation and stories elsewhere, away from UKC.
I think the horse bolted on this about ten years ago.
This week's Friday Night Video is from UKC regular David Linnett. The short clip features Johnny Dawes climbing the Roaches classic Chalkstorm, although in Johnny's modern style: hands-free.