In the evening I headed over to the Lakes to stay with Shaw and Judith and after curry, beer, wine and a few whisky's a plan was hatched to head over to Yorkshire the following morning to get some climbing in.
The weather looked better in the East, but the decision was also partly formed because Shaw is seeking out Arthur Dolphin routes to climb, and has signed up to the complete Arthur Dolphin ticklish on UKC.
|Ilkley Cow and Calf|
|Protest table (back left) and wedding party!|
Being a Derbyshire lad I wasn't sure how these grit climbs would compare to the Peak, but wow the quality was amazing. As we moved around Ilkley climbing some of the Dolphin routes it quickly became apparent that he was quite an 'ard' climber putting up some fierce routes.
|heel hook on Walewska!|
|Shaw on Beeline - HVS|