Stanage Edge was very popular last Saturday. Wherever I looked, there were bodies scaling rock; little children in full body harnesses, athletic young men climbing without ropes, seasoned crag rats, comfortable in their abilities, beginners working out the next move.
In spite of the busy-ness, everyone was cheerful and helpful and there was very little waiting for a turn. Partly, this is because Stanage has so many routes on offer; partly because the four climbers in our group were only looking at the harder stuff.
Highlight of the day were the 'directs'.
First up, Flying Buttress Direct, HVS 5b
a bold route, highly rated and tackled well by both Alex...
Followed by Tippler Direct, E3 6a
Completed by both Rhys
All in all, a lovely day :)