Last week proved to be little more than a foggy damp pile of durge, until Friday when the weather picked up.
So I arranged to meet Sam from work and his pals at Swastika Stones on Ilkley Moor. Swastika offers some good mid grade climbing though the rock can be a little harsh in places. Topo
We did a few of the easier climbs, but they are quite stiff at the grades;
- Sam on a 5+
View to Barden Fell
- View to Ilkley
- Sam on Walking the dog
The problem we spent most ime on was Swastika Eyes, a good dyno. Originally given 7b it was bit of an eliminate. Using the obvious left crimp on the line and going for the top gave Sam the glory. I was close, just to hungover - The Guinness and Whiskey had kicked in!