Gogarth Adventures

A Dream of White Horses

A Dream of White Horses

With my bags all packed for Antarctica I get an email to say my departure date has been put back another week. So with all jobs done (well nearly!) I have some time for some last minute adventures.

In the last week I have been out to Gogarth 3 times, each with a different partner and had some great adventures. First up was Fly Trap. What an trip that is! If you are into routes with a real adventurous feel this one should be near the top of your list. Climbing the inside wall of the sea-cave you then launch out blindly fumbling for the hidden jugs to end up belayed stood on top of the giant chock stone wedged in the mouth of the cave. Brilliant!

Next up was The Sind on yellow walls. No caves this time but still adventurous enough. Soft rock and technical moves in an awkward leaning groove that gets more sustained the higher you get. Don’t snatch for the finishing jugs, because they are not…!

And then just yesterday we went out to ‘just nip up Dream of White Horses and Britomartis’ However the sun does not come around as early at this time of year. The wind was colder than anticipated. So with the cold turning limbs to wooden stumps we settled for a shuffle around ‘Dream’. The sun did warm us on the last pitch and the autumn light was amazing be were still glad to get back home to a roaring fire.

A Dream of White Horses - pitch 2

A Dream of White Horses - pitch 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly Trap - the great cave pitch

Fly Trap - the great cave pitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sind, Yellow Wall - steeper and more technical than it looks.

The Sind, Yellow Wall - steeper and more technical than it looks.

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