Walked into the Black Ladders on Thursday with Rob, to try a new line I've been thinking about. Unfortunately it didn't go as smoothly as I'd hoped, after 7hrs of climbing we 'd gained about 40m and it was time to call it a day.
This is going to require something extra.
The problem is with this line, its not about getting stronger, working out a sequence or finding a crucial piece of protection , it's just finding the courage to move out above two peckers for about 8m into the unknown.
Still, they don't all give up their secrets straight away, and that'll make the success taste even better!
|Rob looking for a way through the first line of overhangs.|
|And higher on the same pitch.|
|Chris parkin's shot, as Rob nears the second belay.|