Sun 9th Jul, 2000
Yorkshire Grit, Rylstone
Present: Robert Clark (meet leader), Linda Batey, Cathy Gordon, Mark Gledhill & Emma.
Oops, wrong weather. Never mind how, but me and Linda ended up at the crag with less than half a rack, ie Rocks 1 to 4, Friend no 1, 1 Camalot, 2 slings, 5 extenders. I'm sure this didn't stop them in the good old days, but I didn't want to tear my Ron Hills. So we did one route (Presidents Slab). We were then joined by Cathy, Mark and Emma for lunch. We all admired the ominous black clouds rolling in from the North West. The crag was slimy and dank. We went for a walk to the Monument and then back to the car.
Note to prospective menbers; We do actually do some climbing on occasions, when the sun shines. Rhylstone is a great crag, well worth visiting, but probably needs at least one sunny day to dry out before visiting it.
This is a good quality Gritstone crag, quite high up (Alt 450m) facing NW. Its quick drying and catches the sun in the afternoon and evening. As you would expect, there are lots of good routes of all grades from VD to extreme, encompassing all styles; slabs, walls, cracks etc. It is approximately half an hour from the nearest parking to the crag. The nearest parking is in a small layby (limited parking), just before the Rylstone village sign, on the Skipton to Grassington road. Alternatively park in Rylstone. It is my intention to start (and probably finish) at the Rylstone Wall area, from 11AM onwards. See me in the pub Thursdays if you want to co-ordinate cars etc. Hope to see lots of people there.