The Smithy (the Lakes hut) uniquely well-placed for quick access to Lakes climbing. This article provide a summary of the low to mid-grade climbing
Mammoth is a good base to explore the crags on the eastern side of the High Sierra. Superb granite crags include Dike Wall, Crystal crags and slightly further south is the sub alpine Patricia Bowl.
The climbing is on fantastic granite ranging from slabs to cracks and walls. The rock is quite smooth but with good friction and provided with knobs that stick out of the rock and provide useful holds. On the domes there is a lot of smooth featureless slabs and the routes follow natural features such as grooves and cracks.
A number of the members have entered the BMC leader ladder competition again encourage by Phill Mitchell’s win in the middle category last year. See the BMC web site for full details and our events calendar for our planned attendance. BMC leading ladder
The Gritstone Club is running a TRAD EXPERIENCE WEEKEND for existing and aspirant members from the Friday evening to the Sunday evening of the 27th May in our Lake District Hut, ‘The Smithy’. It is located at the northern end of Thirlmere in a central location giving easy access to local crags, Borrowdale, Langdale and …
Don’t forget the club has two fantastic huts.
Memories of Dolphin — OUT NOW — Price £11.99 including DVD of early ascents Arthur Rhodes Dolphin was the foremost climber of the 1940’s, until his untimely death in the Alps in 1953. Compiled and edited by Tom Greenwood with a foreword by Bill Birkett, Memories of Dolphin gathers the collected thoughts and memories of …