Jim Symon on Nozag VS 4c lower section (Photo: Andy Stratford)  



Jim Symon on the thrilling upper section of Nozag VS 4c (Andy Stratford)
Andy on Nozag (Andrew Pierce)
Jim Symon on Nozag VS 4c lower section (Andy Stratford)
Sunset from the Naze (Andy Stratford)


Evening meet: Castle Naze


Castle Naze weds 12th May 2021

Members: Andy Stratford, Jim Symon, Andy Pierce, Jack Buczko, Duncan Zerafa

Prospective Members: Ian Bennett, Rory Marsden

The forecast was a little marginal but Castle Naze is a super quick drying crag – we were there from 3pm – 8.30pm and in the end we only had a few spots of rain and a short spell of cool wind but other than that it was warm, dry, sunny and relatively calm.

We climbed most of the classic routes between us that evening with Jim having a cracking night leading Keep Arete VS 4b, The Crack VS 4b, Studio HS 4b, The Nithin S 4a, Scoop Face HVS 5a and Nozag VS 4c. Check out the KMC members facebook page for a great photo of Jim on scoop face before he got some gear in…..

Andy P managed about ten routes of which he solo’d eight – The Arete, Fifth horseman, thin cracks, The Nose, Niche arete, Pilgrims Progress, Little Pillar and Keep arete.

Everyone else led two or three routes on a relaxed and fun evenings climbing.

Andy S



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