Chaplog tries hard In which an ageing climber comes to terms with life closer to the ground.



Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 8:05 pm

A crag within walking distance of the house that was once the most popular crag in the Peak District due to its closeness to the railway station. It is now a place that people rarely climb. I have never been there. The conditions were right, no rain for weeks and no one around to suggest to me that an hour walk in was unreasonable for a Peak District Gritstone crag.

Laddow Rocks

We did The long Climb S 4a, Pillar Ridge HS 4b and Tower face VS 5a. Two hours of walking, some climbing, perigrine falcons, hardly any driving and some sun. What more could one ask for.

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Filed under: General — Mike Chapman @ 8:11 pm

An exciting day diving on the Thistlegorm. An early start, problems with the boat and the swell. The diving was excellent.

The photographs

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