Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Climbing At Scratchmere Scar

This is the first of a series of "catch up" articles to try to get the blog back up to date again!

Hopefully, we'll get accompanying photos on to Flickr to complete the job.

We've been incredibly blessed with work continuing well into the Autumn this year and until recently the weather to go with it has been un-seasonally fine [Winter storms Abigail & Barney seem to have put paid to this now!!]

October closed out with a well attended family climbing day at Scratchmere Scar near Penrith, this is a venue we have come to like very much - not far from home & tucked away amongst the trees on a hill commanding great views. From a personal perspective it was great to be climbing again with long time friend John Pear. We spent the whole day climbing at the Sycamore Buttress end of the crag starting with easier routes and working up through the grades. There was a great sense of satisfaction about the day as everyone achieved at some level whether from rigging climbs to accomplishing a grade above that which they had successfully climbed before. The weather was kind to us with threatened afternoon rain not materialising.

I guess we probably caught one of the last days before the onset of winter that this tree shrouded venue will have remained climbable. We're already looking forward to returning next year. Hope the photos give a flavour of the day, there'll be more on Flickr shortly.

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