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Saturday, 27 July 2013

Seaside cragging in the Lakes

Climbing at the 'Scabby Backs' area
This was a new one for me, I knew St Bees crags where there but had never been down for a look. I nipped down and met Rob and his family and bagged a few routes. Its all bolted sport climbing on red sandstone, some of the best bouldering in the country is down here. Right by the sea, looking out to the Isle of Man its a pretty cool place to climb.


A word of caution though, as with any sea cliff its prone to drastic change, the bolts we found where all in good nick but I removed a number of really dodgy bits of old tat from the crag. The climbing is pretty much like Gritstone, a mix of powerful steep moves in cracks and delicate slabs, great for training and hanging about by the sea. 
Rotten Dodgy gear!


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