Ben's been climbing for a couple of years now, but mostly indoors. Outdoor trad climbing is new territory and, whilst at Stanage, he completed his first 'lead' climb. Climbing is a potentially dangerous sport and the physical skill required is equally matched by the need for a mental attitude which is able to take calculated risks. This is especially true for the lead climber who has the responsibility of finding the placements for the protection which could be needed to arrest a fall and prevent serious injury.
The name of the route is Hollybush Crack.