Highlander, St. Bees Head
Written by Greg Chapman Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:22
Rich Lanham has been getting around various Lakes venues over the last few weeks and months, and whilst enjoying the existing climbing on offer he's also found time to add a few of his own creations.
Most notably, Rich has done a proper job of working out the sector of boulders around my far flung St. Bees North offering from last summer, Outlander. Including my original pair, this small sector now purveys around 10 decent problems and is certainly well worth a look for locals and regulars to the crag. The best of the new problems include Rich's Highlander (7C/V9), which tackles the obvious and quality arete right of Outlander, starting from sitting as per Outlander then firing out right into and up the arete. This makes for an equally good stand up line at 7B+/V8. The upper arete on the same block is Insubordination and provides for a fine new 7A+/V7, whilst a further duo of low end 7's and a handful of easier problems complete the circuit. Rich has kindly made a topo for the sector which can be downloaded here.
Image: Highlander, 7C/V9.
Down the coast at the Fleswick Bay Boulders, Rich also climbed the obvious if, slightly sandy, blunt arete, situated immediately before reaching the main circuit. This presumably goes from sitting down to the left at 7B+/V8, and has been named Sideswipe.