Rob Matheson on Mosedale Groove E5 6bFri Night Vid

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This week's Friday Night Video is another from 'angry pensioner' Rob Matheson. We follow him and Ian Cooksey up to  Mosedale crags where they attempt the first ascent of a new route that follows a striking slim groove with very sustained and technical climbing.

The pair explain the challenges of what would eventually become Mosedale Groove (E5 6b):

A pioneer of the Lakeland climbing scene, local legend Rob is still climbing hard in his 70s and has recently been making repeat ascents of iconic climbs he created 50 years ago; imposing and inspiring lines such as Paladin (E3 6a), Cruel Sister (E3 5c) and Holocaust (E4 6a), often on camera under his 'Angry Pensioner' alias and accompanied by his son Craig, who's alright at climbing too.

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27 Oct, 2023

Beautiful route, beautiful film - two gnarly old timers strike gold yet again!

27 Oct, 2023

'Bonzo' definitely fancied that butty!

27 Oct, 2023

I hope Gem is getting a fair share of the profits from these videos.

27 Oct, 2023

It seems such a long time ago when it was nearly too hot to climb. Rob looked relieved to clip that peg. Thanks for posting.

27 Oct, 2023

The aid point is a blot on an otherwise perfect landscape.

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