Guided multi-pitch rock climbing: Wallowbarrow, the Duddon Valley


Sunday was one of those rare days that the sun shone here in the Lake District – apart from the bit when it was raining that is.

Martin from Cheshire wanted to get out for some guided multi-pitch rock climbing, so I took him over to the Duddon Valley and to Wallowbarrow for half a day, in the hope of finding the driest rock possible in the county. It worked… I led Martin up an easy warm-up Severe called ‘Thomas’ in the chucking rain, which didn’t matter too much due to the juggy, positive holds. By the time we’d topped out, the sun had come out and the quick drying rock was working its magic.

Our second route for the day was the steep VS 4c,┬áMalediction┬áDirect – with the sun on our backs and the holds keeping on coming, this was a great line to end the afternoon on and head down to the pub for a quick post-climb beer before heading back to Kendal.

Cheers Martin – hope you enjoyed your time on Lakes rock.

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The Duddon Valley from Wallowbarrow

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