Friday, June 3, 2011

Chee Tor Ch'i

Managed to get out mid week for a cheeky climb. The very wonderful Chee Tor Girdle.I love the slightly lost world atmosphere of Cheedale, you half expect to see a stray Diplodocus wandering down the river.
The route itself is well worth it's 3 stars, in fact it's one of the better VSs I've done
Although the 5 pitches especially the last two might have novice VS leaders (and followers) racks in a twist.


Ian said...

Great route, that I have done several times, although the last time was about 25 years ago!

I think the last but one pitch (the one that goes into the final corner) is worth 5a. Originally there were quite a few foot holds on it, but the last time I climbed it, they had all fallen off, making it quite a bit harder.

I suppose in the intervening 25 yrs, some more might have appeared!


Ian Parnell said...

Agree with you Ian definitely 5a, my climbing partner had a torrid few minutes at that point and just made it through. It's a route I'll certainly do a few more times - I'd put it off assuming it was going to be vegetated and rambly - turns out it's very classy