Written by LakesBloc Friday, 28 May 2004 00:00
Jim Arnold reports some quality new additions to "The Valley of the Kings" Kentmere: Al Hewison cleaned and climbed two good 4/V0 problems either side of the left hand prow on boulder 6. Both Jim and Al also climbed a brilliant obvious low level traverse of the Patio boulder, starting at problem 1 and finishing up problem 7, giving Noggin the Nogg 7a/V6.
Tom Burns and Greg Chapman have finished the preliminary developments to some new boulders in Wasdale, "The Stirrup Stones" are located on the North east slopes of Yewbarrow fell, in a highly panoramic setting. There are around 30 new problems from 4/V0 to 7b/V8, with a few notable projects still to go. The best of the new problems include Riding an Ethnic Sheep 6b/V3 (FA Tom Burns), Beginners Bass Line 6b/V3 (FA Greg Chapman), Rag Bollock Roof 6c/V4 (FA Greg Chapman), Chinese Whispers 6b+/V4 (FA Tom Burns), Bill Board of Opportunity 7a+/V7 (FA Tom Burns), Ten Mighty Wee Guns 7a+/V7 (FA Greg Chapman) and The Confabulator 7b/V8 (FA Greg Chapman).