Follow Five Ten

  • Facebook Page: 48708964129
  • Twitter: 5ten
  • Vimeo: fiveten
  • YouTube: FiveTenTV

Stanage Arete Day - Ned Feehally

 
Stanage Arete Day - Ned Feehally
 
March 13, 2011 -  Ned Feehally    
 

I have wanted to do this for ages. Stanage has a lovely collection of arêtes ranging from pretty easy to pretty hard, and are all climbable above a few pads. I have done Careless Torque before, but had never tried the others as I was saving them for this day.

The day after the CWIF a team of us headed out with tattered skin and sore arms to do a spot of sunbathing and maybe a little climbing.

 

 

After a slow and shaky start Ulysses was in the bag (the Slovenians were very impressive – running up it in the blazing sun, mocking us for getting the fear). Then onto White Wand – much less scary but still packing a punch. The Don took a few wobbly attempts before I eventually committed, then Crescent Arête felt like a tiny walk in the park in comparison. Now for the big one. I’ve done Careless Torque a few times, but never in the state I was in. Everything hurt, but this had been a little goal of mine for ages and I wasn’t going to let it slip through my tired sweaty fingers just yet.

I waited for the sun to go down and the temps to drop. Eventually it felt slightly better and I managed to battle my way past the little sweaty crimps to the top, as pleased as I was pumped. A great day out.

 

Popular Stories

The Nightmare Before Sendmas (Hopefully!!!) - Erica Carlson
Erica Carlson
11-27-2014 - 
About a week ago, we had the first Alberta Climbing Association (ACA) comp...
The Mite of the Cave, Working on the Project - Ferran Guerrero Hervas
Ferran Guerrero Hervas
11-25-2014 - 
After a section to write my chronicles time, I'm back here, not in...
Boulders in Gatineau - Hans Montenegro
12-02-2014 - 
This post shows the boulders in Gatineau (Luskville, bloc du penguin and Home...
My Last ABS Season - Zoe Steinberg
Zoe Steinberg
12-08-2014 - 
There have definitely been times where I’ve neglected to update this as much...