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    Mark Ward

    At the moment the weather forecast for Saturday is ok so this meet is on. We will meet in the Sticklebarn Carpark (New Dungeon Gill) at 09:15 with an aim to start the walk in at 09:30. Sticklebarn Car Park is National Trust £8 per day (free to NT card holders) there is alternative parking in the field in front of the New Dungeon Gill hotel (£5 per day paid at hotel reception) Prices may be out of date!

    If anyone would like to Car share from the wigwams at Cockermouth please let me know, I intend to leave there about 08:15 to be at NDG by 09:15

    If you are going to meet me in the car park if you let me know we can wait for you before walking in

    Contact me directly at markward1962@gmail.com or mob 07500155064


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    Mark Ward

    Six Intrepid members of the club travelled to Langdale in spite of the low cloud and mist anticipating brighter weather in the valley. On arrival, in spite of a slight improvement in visibility, Pavey Ark could not be seen due to the low cloud so after a short discussion it was agreed to venture to Scout crags to check how damp the rock was at a lower level.
    On arrival the rock was clean and dry, even the famous Scout Crags polish seemed to have been roughed by the recent rain, and unusually the crag was not infested by groups and guided parties.
    Throughout the day multiple ascents were made of Routes 1, 1.5 and 2 on the upper crag whilst a splinter group tackled the delights of lower Scout including Cubs Groove, Cubs Crack Oh Heck direct and The Slab. Geraint and Judith made valiant efforts to overcome the unprotected green slime on Zero route, and explored gardening options on Rambler’s hangover before returning to traditional climbing i.e. on rock!
    A welcome return to Judith after her recent re-engineering, a couple of good routes ticked well done
    A mask free pint in the NDG was a perfect end to a good day out

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