Ben and I went back to Stanage Plantation to try out his new bouldering mat.
As you can see, it's rather large; great once you get it to the crag, but a pig to fit in the car!!
The route for which he is preparing is called 'Not to be Taken Away!'. Climbers choose the oddest names!
He worked the problem a few times and eventually mastered all of the moves to get to the top. The upper section was quite straightforward but the bottom was rather tricky. I couldn't take photos of the lower part because I was too busy 'spotting' (just in case he fell off).
He spotted the pointing camera :)
We were careful not to be caught out by the locked gate this time. I wouldn't want to have to disturb the very kind man again!!
I'm offering this for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday, where the letter of the week is S for Stanage Plantation.