Bob Wightman

2012 Climbing Diary

This table is little more than an electronic version of a notebook that I keep each year about the climbs that I do. Note that I have only ever recorded those routes in the extreme grades. It may be elitist but in its own peculiar way it forces me to attempt routes that are close to my limit in order to keep the average grade up.

There are links to any trip reports or photos in the notes column.

Note that bolted routes are included in this list and are given French Gradings indicated by F before the grade.

29 JulyKings Meaburn
 Ivy CrackE1  HVS in our guide, apparently harder since the demise of a tree.
4 MayNeckband Crag
 Razor CrackE1  Felt hard.
1 AprilGouther Crag
 BloodhoundE2 Only top-roped but I've done it several times before.
 HerniaE1 Just a short committing section.
18 MarchRobin Proctor’s Scar
 Wheels on FireF6a+y Still good but began to feel a bit tired after just a couple of easier routes.
 Tombstone BluesF6ay Felt easy.
 Subterranean Homesick BluesF6a+  Got to midway through the crux and ran out of strength so top-roped it.
11 MarchGiggleswick South
 Prehensile WallF6ay The crux was a bit damp.
 In The RoughF6b+  A damp lower crux wall then pumpy - I need to get fitter.
4 MarchWaterfall Crag
 Windsor WallF6b  Easy to the last move.
 Rhubarb WallF6a+  Only a handful of moves that are different from the groove on the left but quite good moves.
4 MarchDyserth Castle Slab
 TegengleF6a  Not very good.
 The Purple Ladies versus GodzillaF6a+  Not very good - have to work at avoiding the big holds on the right.
 GenesisF6b+  The best of those here.
 Llewelyn ap Gruffudd to Neil CrudF6b  A bit crumbly in the upper half.