Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Lakes Classic Rock - Troutdale Pinnacle

Kev declared that he wished to climb on this visit to the UK, but also stated that he hadn't touched rock for 3 years, as the French lifestyle doesn't allow much time for this, predominantly going 'native' clearly involves eating lots of bread, cheese and not leaving home without red wine, whether in a glass bottle or hydration system!!!
Black Crag from the walk out (we were racing to get to the crag before another team on the walk in)
With these facts in mind I thought it would be a great idea to look at a 'classic rock' climb from Ken Wilsons famous climbing book of the same name. The climbs in this list are all classic and fairly easy, grade wise.

We picked Troutdale Pinnancle, as it has a reputation of being a great 6 pitch Severe route, and also it has an easy (up hill!) 30 minute walk to this great crag in Borrowdale.

Kev joining  me at yet another loose (well....ish) block belay
It was a fantastic route, each pitch getting better than the last, and fairly airy for the grade. After finishing this great route it was busy with other climbers at the crag (we'd been first on the route) and hot, so we headed into Keswick for an icecream chaser.

Kev posing at the top. Great views of Derwent Water and Skiddaw

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