Bob Wightman

2006 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.

21 JanGiggleswick South
 The Mute SwanF6a+ Not been climbing for ages. Tried to lead but fell off so seconded it instead.
 SwansongF6a+ Much easier than the previous route.
 Red DwarfF6ayEasy apart from the top.
 Get ShortyF6a+ Beginning to tire - a short and sharp crux.
 Little WasterF6b Thin and technical - couldn’t do it justice in my state.
9 AprilMalham
 Bella Legosi and the Ledge LizardsF6a+yThe usual warm-up, did it a couple of times.
    Spent the rest of the afternoon flailing on Frankenstein and Rose Coronary.
15 AprilDinbren
 AlisonE1 Found it a bit more awkward than usual.
 Resist and ExistF6b Perhaps should have led this.
 Where’s the President’s Brain?F6b+ Felt hard and blind, didn't do at all well on it.
 Climb HighE4 Did it better than last time. Not flexible enough for the crux moves yet.
 A World in HarmonyE2 The usual pleasant climbing.
15 AprilTrevor Quarry, Clwyd   
 BorderlineF6a+ Definitely tiring - did it OK but fingers are both sore and raw!
17 DecWharncliffe Edge
 Great Buttress ArêteE1 Straight forward - on a rope.