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Whingin' Ridge (Updated with pic)

Date: 30th May
Submitted by: Andrew Tees
Howlin' Ridge Look Out!

The outlook was poor when the intrepid two set out, a recce being the best they could hope for, but the sun came out, and the buttress edge did reveal itself to be a ridge of sorts, as they approached. About four pitches said Alan, after his new year viewing. Hmmmm. Andy led the first pitch, up a vertical cracked wall, right of corner, starting from the bottom of a gully. Less steep, but crumbly and flakey progress to chimney. Climb rib in the middle. Good views out in all directions, including through the rock!- to the belay, 50m.

Steep pillar above looked like it might lead to easier ground, so Alan lead off, trying to use horizontal bands of good rock for holds and gear. It started to pour just as the releived pair reached the grass pitch, so they changed into boots (being far sighted) but not waterproofs (not being that far sighted!)20m. Grass pitch 40m.

Whingin Ridge 70m Sev.(HVS for those of nervous disposition) The Tees Team.

Photo of Route