The Easter Bunney!

The Easter Bunney!

So generally this easter weekend has been a total wash out. With little in the way of climbing to be had due to the damp rock. That said I did manage to squeeze in 5 routes on the Range on Sunday with a good friend John Bunney. With route between Severe and E1 we managed to tick four different crags and some really good routes.

First was Delicatelesson, HVS which is a really nice slab into a loose and scary top out, although on a drier day its neighbour RAF Brown Slab, looks really good rock up a similar slab to the top. We then headed over to Quartz Zawn and climb a severe up to the bird beak. After that is was over to the headland and another fine climb up coarse layers of rock and cracks, on a route called Just Brew It, a stunning VS, just remember if you abseil in from the stake along the cliff edge then run one half of the rope towards the top of the route to help make something resembling a belay.

Finally after the tide dropped we headed to D-Day buttress and Bunney climbed Gold a fantastic severe that cuts its way along a slender gangway between steep rock. After that I did the route straight through it Atlantic Wall a fantastic E1. Which is something of an eliminate, but a reasonable good one for such a crag.

It was really good to start repeating a few routes I hadn’t previous done on the range. As it is a overlooked area and full of mini adventures.

Mark Reeves on Atlantic Wall on D-Day Buttress, The Range, Gogarth
Mark Reeves on Atlantic Wall on D-Day Buttress, The Range, Gogarth


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


SIgn Up For SMG Newsletter
We respect your privacy.