The following articles do not really fit in anywhere specific but are rather sets of notes on normal climbing days out, usually they are memorable to myself for one reason or another but other than that they have no real connection to one another.
Costa Daurada in northern Spain is an upland area that in recent years has seen a mass of quality sports routes opened up. Another spring trip to get fit.
Pabbay in the Outer Hebrides is a small uninhabited island that just so happens to have a load of good climbing. Though you really need to be solid at E2 to get the best out of the place.
El Chorro was the destination for a spring “getting fit” trip Long pitches on good rock and warm weather - nice!
The Cairngorms are one of those areas for lovers of wild places. We had been looking for a summer trip but the timing and weather was more autumnal.
The Picos de Europa is a small limestone mountain range in the north of Spain. Quite easy to get to from the UK - I had waited some time to get out there.
Reecastle Crag, Borrowdale is a brilliant mid-extreme crag, i.e. E2 & E3. Very limestone like in the style of climbing, quite pumpy for a Lakeland crag, it always looks dark and damp but that is just the colour of the rock.
Scugdale is one of the better crags in the North York Moors. It is similar to Slipstones in Colsterdale near Masham but caters for a clientele at a slightly lower grade.
Craig Willas is one of the more remote grit crags in the north of England. As such it sees little traffic. Composed of hard and sharp moorland grit it can shred the fingers. Also it can be closed on those days when grouse shooting is taking place nearby. It took a while for me to get to this one.