Peak Bouldering

Just a few photos from a bouldering trip to The Peak District two weekends ago…

Me on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Me on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan off Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan off Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Jordan on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Me topping out on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Me topping out on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Me on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Me on Crescent Arete, Stanage Plantation
Alison on Hampers Hang, Stanage
Alison on Hampers Hang, Stanage
Greta climbing at Stanage
Greta climbing at Stanage
Jessie climbing at Stanage
Jessie climbing at Stanage
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Shaftoe Bouldering

Headed up to Shaftoe in Northumberland on Tuesday evening trying to make the most out of the decent weather and light evenings as the nights start to draw in.

Pete on Soft Centre, Shaftoe
Pete on Soft Centre
Me on Sloper masterclass, Shaftoe
Me on Sloper Masterclass

The rock at Shafoe climbs quite differently to other venues in Northumberland in that its much more rough than the sandstone found at places like Bowden Doors and Kyloe (in and out). Its still a sandstone but with a definite feel of grit about it, similar to the rock at places like The Slipstones down in Yorkshire.The rock on the problems generally has brilliant friction and is of good quality, quite different from the much finer, softer sandstone found at nearby Corby’s

The coarse fluvial Sandstone at Shaftoe
The coarse fluvial Sandstone at Shaftoe

In terms of the geology of this rougher sandstone is believed to be a fluvial deposit. This means that it is a sedimentary rock produced by a river, and is slightly younger than the Fell Sandstone which makes up Bowden and Kyloe.

Pete on Hound Dog, Shaftoe
Pete on Hound Dog
Me on Soft Centre, Shaftoe
Me on Soft Centre