Day 1 - We started off with a day trip to Clifton in Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway). We spent a hot and sunny day climbing single pitch granite routes overlooking hills, moor and the Solway Firth - idyllic.
|Clifton's fine granite|
|Climbing from the jungle|
Day 2 - The weather looked dodgy, with the Lakes being the best bet. We drove into Langdale in the dark swirling clouds and thought 'what have we done' as it had looked brighter in the East on the drive over. A short detour to the metropolis of Ambleside allowed the weather to brighten and rock to dry.
|The magical Raven Crag|
|A climber starting the 2nd traverse pitch of Pluto (rubbish picture from a long way off!)|
|Photogenic climbers under instruction|
|Ben on Evening Wall|
Day 3 - The idea had now been for a day trip to Wales to climb in each country, but sadly the weather dictated that this would be a silly idea, with lots more rain coming North through the day hitting Wales at lunch time. Again the Lakes looked the best bet so I managed to persuade Ben to head to Gimmer Crag.
|Nearly there.. looks warm at Gimmer|
|Ben at White Crag|
|Cliff breezing up an HVS/E1|