|Iron Crag - left hand buttress|
I first climbed at Iron Crag with Pete Hill last year. We did a cool E1 Granolthic Groove followed by Marshall Law, which has a steep short first pitch then a long second pitch that traverse a crack, very reminiscent of Atlantis, True Moments Freebird.
The second time I visited I climbed with Luke Hunt we climbed Steel Band an excellent E2 that runs parallel with Marshall Law. Luke then lead Marble Staircase (E4 5c), which I managed to second by the skin of my teeth.
On the third occasion, again with Luke, we raced up to the right hand crag after an afternoon on Swirl Crag. Luke racked up and went for it up the stunning overhanging groove of Western Union (E6 6c f7c). He gave it a really good effort before taking a long fall when his foot slipped. A superb effort and definitely one of the most impressive pieces of climbing I've witnessed.
|Dunc chilling out in the sunshine on the walk in.|
|DC low down on Solidarity.|
|Hiddenite - Dunc pulling through the groove there was no way I was stopping to fiddle in gear there!|
|Dunc shaking out on goof holds above the overhang.|
|Duncan climbing up the tricky initial groove on his attempt of Amabalite.|