New Trio at Little Font
Written by Greg Chapman Friday, 01 June 2012 14:29
Some slightly backdated news to report: Mike Adam's and Dawid Skoczylas have, over a few visits, made a number of first ascents in the Lakes area. The majority of notable efforts were in Kentmere, although they did also add one minor addition at Carrock Fell. Starting off at Carrock, both Mike and Dawid sent the direct variant to Hi Karate on the Whale Boulder, naming this super-direct version Brute and offering a morpho grade of 7C/V9.
Further south, the duo went to town on the boulders at Little Font, Kentmere, adding three new problems, in between climbing pretty much everything else at the crag. Starting at the bottom of the circuit, Mike climbed a neat little problem to the right of Middle Earth - which incidentally is now slightly easier due to hold breakage. One Off Affair (7C+/V10) starts LH on the rightmost big side pull and RH on a small edge, now lock up and cross through to a tiny edge with the LH, before laying one on for the top with the right. On the Giant Stone, Dawid added a good but dabby looking problem through the roof to the left of Kylie. This is Landslide (7C/V9) and it starts at the left arête on an obvious slopey edge and climbs directly up via some big moves. Finally, Mike added what I believe to be a lower start to Kylie, i.e. a proper sit start which looks to be a bit harder than the original. If I'm mistake on this one someone feel free to correct me.
VIDEO: There is a quality video of their exploits at Kentmere below: