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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

New Places

Back in April I started the year thinking that July, August and September should now be called 'The months formally known as Summer', but thankfully I was wrong, after last years 18 month autumn it was fairly well justified to think the crags might never properly dry again. But they did, and climbers being climbers make the most of this. Not least the FRCC. 

'Immaculate Fool' VS 4c Birks Crag
The Fell and Rock Climbing Club are a Lakeland institution, without their efforts climbing here would be very different. They produce the most comprehensive series of climbing guidebooks and hold archives of historic routes. The good weather has seen a flurry of activity working towards producing the latest editions with previously unearthed crags being cleaned and new routes recorded. A new crag appeared on their website so I had to go and have a look, and found a few really nice little routes had recently had first ascents. The problem is if these new routes don't get climbed they become overgrown and unattractive. So next time you are out, consider one of these new venues, there are some cracking routes out there.

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