After realising I'd only done about 5 routes all winter and also that the grit season may be coming to a close, I've spent the last few days frantically trying to finish off various targets from over the winter.
After a good day on Burbage, Me and Steve headed to the esoteric Hall Moor Quarry near Matlock to try the classic underrated arete, Speak The Truth E7 6b. After doing the route in a few goes on a rope we waited for the sun to move round (conditions were poor) and then both soloed it. The route is top draw however the landing leaves alot to be desired, essentially being a pit of brambles intospersed with jagged boulders.
Theres a video of that route and Masters of the Universe here -
Yesterday I planned to hit up another target from over the winter, Appointment with Fear at Wimberry. Unfortunatley it was unpleasantly warm for grit and the lead felt along way away. Instead we just chilled out on the boulders and did the rather nice Fish Arete SS 7b+.
Getting to hot for grit :'( so i guess its lime from now on with the occasional grit day. Psyched for sport in the gorge du chee though, and I guess my fitness levels can only get better.