Sun 29th Apr, 2007

Twistleton Scar - Yorkshire

Members: Lester Payne, Dave Dillon, Robert Clark, Robert Allen, Roger Daley, Al Metelko, Duncan Lee, Vicky Alderton, Joe Flynn, Mike Hall. Guests: Dot Hall.


Not having done much climbing on Yorkshire Limestone [An innocent to the slaughter. Ed], I was nervous before this meet that no one would turn up. Also, would the great Yorkshire weather God Ernshaw favour visitors from the other side of the Pennines with sunshine?

The day turned out well - sunny, dry and not too windy. A total of 12 people came (double last year's meet). Climbs done ranged from "The Candle" HVS, to "Fretsaw" VD, with a mass ascent of the classic "Evening Star" S. My favourite was Fretsaw, which needed a 120cm sling to fit the thread placement.

Thanks to all who came, especially those that car shared.

Mark Ashley

Meet Promo:

Twistleton Scars - near Ingleton.

This Crag has something for everyone with over 200 routes, ranging from VD to E1, it is SE facing and dries quickly (according to the book).

I am hoping to be at the climb "Evening Star(s)" on the main crag by about 10am. The parking is on the grass at the side of Oddie's Lane (SD715 757) near Twistleton House farm, £1.20 per car in the honesty box (and register) in the garden of the bungalow opposite. Sorry, no dogs allowed, the area is an SSSI.

Very wet weather alternative walk:

At 10am from the pub at Chapel-le-dale (SD745 777) walk to the summit of Ingleborough, then down past Quaking pot and White Scars to Ingleton for lunch (pub?). Homewards along Oddie's Lane (an old Roman road allegedly) past Twistleton scars to the cars. It is possible to extend this walk with a loop up the Nature trail to Thornton Force (fee payable).

Mark Ashley

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