Rock climbing in Langdale


Today we were back out enjoying the Lake District sunshine – we took Cambridge father and son team Andrew, Will and George to Lower Scout Crag in Great Langdale for a morning of rock climbing.

Andrew, Will and George had done a fair bit of indoor climbing but hadn’t climbed outside very much, but they still polished off a couple of the easier lines in no time at all. Will’s technique deserves a special mention – his dynamic movement and positioning looking like that of a much more experienced climber.

To up the challenge we then moved the rope over to Cubs Crack, a bulging Hard Severe with some difficult moves off the ground. This provided plenty of challenge for the team but there were some gallant efforts all the same!

We finished off the morning with a couple of climbs on the slabs, which required careful footwork and some tricky thin moves high up on a final short traverse. Well done to Andrew who linked together all these technical moves to achieve a clean ascent on his last climb of the session!

Thanks everyone for a great morning.


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George tackles the Scout Crag face

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George high on the face

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George entering Cubs Crack

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Andrew battles with the crack

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Will on the tricky opening moves of Cubs Crack

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A great morning

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