Brimham Rocks, Yorkshire

Finally a days proper climbing outside, with photos!

One of Brimham Rock's rocks

We went to Brimham Rocks, in yorkshire. An early 8:45 start, followed by an 1 1/2 drive got us there about 10:30. We picked up Ian, our friendly ‘mentor’ who has kindly taken us under his wing.

The place itself is amazing, some really bizarre rock formations (see above photo).

We started the day off on Cubic Rock, we seconded Great Slab and then I lead Heather Wall in the middle. My first Severe lead.

Moving on over to Lover’s Leap we seconded Birch Tree Wall, a lovely VS 4c.

Birch Tree Wall

Then we went and did some silly slabby VDiff thing (Lichen Slab) while Ian did Enigma.

Caroline attacks the climb

Ian - Our Mentor

We then tried to do Gnome Arete, and failed miserably. The start was the hardest part, some damn small crimps and some very delicate feet smear/balance work required.

Finally, and perhaps best of the day was leading Fag Slab (S) and then seconding Fab Slab Variant (VS). I’ve got my eye on Fag End for next time as well. (Fag Slab is the central corner in this photo while Fag Slab Variant can be seen on the right.)

Overall, simply the best!