Hard Rock Challenge Heads South

Day 14 of the Hard Rock Challenge and Mark Stevenson and Rich Mayfield are doing well despite the bad weather. Routes done so far include:

  • Coronation Street
  • Malbogies, Avon
  • South Ridge Direct, Arran
  • Gob, Carnmore Crag
  • Dragon, Carnmore Crag
  • The Scoop, Sron Ulladale
  • The Great Prow, Skye
  • Swastika, Trilleachan Slabs
  • Shibboleth, Buachaille Etive More
  • Yo-Yo, Aonach Dubh
  • Carnivore, Creag a Bhancair
  • Old Man of Hoy, Orkney
  • Ravens Gully, Buachaille Etive More
  • Centurion, Ben Nevis

    For a full route listing with grades pop on over to Bob Wightman's Hard Rock page.

    Mark Stevenson writes, "After our mini-epic on Centurian yesterday we spent an hour and a half walking into the West face of Aonoch Dubh in torrential rain this morning before common sense prevailed. Conditions in the Highlands are now too wet for anyone, even as mad as us, to climb extreme routes safely.

    We are now heading South to Yorkshire, the Peak and the Lakes where there is less chance of us killing ourselves trying to climb in the rain."

    Mark Stevenson and Rich Mayfield are attempting to climb all 60 routes in Ken Wilson's Hard Rock in five weeks.

    You can keep up to date at their blog.

    The Hard Rock Challenge Blog:
    The Hard Rock Challenge Website:

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    27 Jul, 2007
    Good effort guys - and a good move to come to the Peak & Yorks - tick it of in the good weather that has been forecast this weekend & see you at the crag... si
    28 Jul, 2007
    AM - Cheedale, (Sirplum & the Chee Tor Traverse)PM - Stoney Middleton(Alcasan) Stanage (Right Unc) Froggatt (Valk) Curbar (Elder Crack) is the itinery today. Come & say hello peeps - there are t-shirts for sale etc. We will be in the Grouse Inn - Near Froggatt later after the days climbing if you want to donate some £££ & say hello to the team... ..please all cross fingers for no rain!! Cheers Si
    28 Jul, 2007
    Ooh, how random. I'll be at Curbar today. Will have to go and say hello.
    28 Jul, 2007
    Think we will be Curbar last doors - so it might be tea time / evening at Elder Crack. - come and tell us what Curbar classics you've ticked today - they are all sandbags at Curbar BTW!!! ;0) Si
    28 Jul, 2007
    Still sunny up here Sam, unfortunately you have done this bit of the trip. FH thought the bucket was an emergency toilet I think, he asked me what it was for? It WILL be sunny later on, trust me.
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