First time climbing with new partners. First time at Pinnacles. Learned "tap, tap, tap", slow shift of weight, weight and hold the surrounding matrix, not the knob which moves. RatRace (5.7) may be a 5.8 now, I was told a key hold or blob was missing. Couldn't find the base of a 8-pitch High Peaks route, ended up adventuring on a chossy, wide chimney ending in a flaring grainy crack with a easy 5 run out on moss-held rock. Found a beautiful chimney.
0 · January 17, 2012