/ Route to right of dolphinian
Hi I was at Almscliffe today and tried to do dolphinian but went very off route due to poor reading skills, I climbed up the right of the arête after placing some gear in the ledge break then ran it out to the top. Does this route have a name or is it just not worth a mention in the guide
That's made my day! Thanks.
Though to be fair to the OP... didn't you get lost in (out of?) the corner of Great Western once?
Happens to us all.
Hahahaha what a daft tw*t I am, hardest moderate I’ve lead to date
Don't feel too bad about it. When I were a lad, I failed on a Hard Diff and yes, I took some ribbing for it. Decades passed, the world changed and aforesaid route mysteriously became Hard Severe. And then, about a decade ago, three other dudes also failed on it. One climbed E5, one E7 and one E9. They got toproped off it (yup!) and found the whole business hilarious.
Which puts your antics (and mine) in perspective. Funny old game, climbing.
Sounds like a must do route.
Where is it?
(One to put on the list when we can all get out again)
The Sheugh, Buzzard's Roost - horrible, usually sopping cleft left of Divided Years. A sheugh is an Irish term for a ditch full of dirty water. (Can't say we weren't all warned!)
Buzzard's Roost is a very atmospheric crag indeed. I used to go up in the mid-1970s, gaze longingly at (what would become) Divided Years and wonder whether it would ever be climbed. An amazing line. Must be a fantastic experience to do it.
A British hiker emerged from five days alone in the mountains of New Zealand to find that the country had unexpectedly shut down in his absence.