Tuesday, 13 October 2009
On Thursday Buzz, Jonny Stocking and Myself managed to grab a couple of hours at Bowden Doors before having to come in to Ratho the evening. Once we got over the initial gale force winds making every thing seem like E16, we went on to make our way along the crag enjoying 'mint' conditions and an almost deserted crag.
This was young Jonny's first trip to the crag and he was well psyched to tick off some of the classics. After a rather blustery warm up soloing some classics like 'Main Wall' HVS 5a, 'Viper' E1 6a, 'Canada Crack' HVS 5a,and Klondyke Wall E2 5b , Jonny decided to try a few of the trickier challenges on offer. He swiftly dispatched the Font 7a version of the left hand start to 'Transformer'. He then followed this up with a couple of impressive solo's - flashing 'His Eminence' E4 6a 'The Trial' E2 5c and 'Posioden Adventure' E4 6a.
Master Buzzard was also on good form managing to solo 'Posioden' and 'His eminence' as well. Both routes that he has had his eye on for a few years now.
Having recently moved to the Edinburgh. I am starting to see the benefits of living in the east. Having Northumberland close enough to consider it as a morning or evening crag before work is a definite plus point.