Abseiling and rock climbing in the Lake District

 

Over the last couple of days, we have been visiting the rock climbing and abseiling venues that we sometimes use when out on our adventure days to see if they had suffered from the cold winter. The good news is that they haven’t and the even better news is that we’ve found a couple of new ones!

The 160ft vertical wall at Cathedral is in good nick is ready for those who are up for the challenge and the smaller walls at Hodge Close are also looking good. We’ve also found (with a little help from a friend) a nice new location in the Langdale valley. A lovely little buttress with great friction and a good 4 or 5 routes to play on.

There was even some time today for some climbing – we soloed Middlefell Buttress, a classic Diff in Great Langdale and I managed 20 or so routes this evening at Hutton Roof! It’s great to be back on the rock.

The snow has pretty much left the valleys now and the sun is out. It’s time for some rock climbing and abseiling fun.

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Cathedral Quarry – try out this 160ft abseiling wall

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The incredible rock architecture of Hodge Close, Coniston.

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Abseil wall at Hodge Close, Coniston

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Pike O’ Blisco from Stickle Barn Crag, Langdale

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