Thursday, 13 March 2014

St. Bees Storm Damage

Chris Fisher has kindly passed on this information relating to the damage caused to the bouldering areas at St. Bees Head, after the recent winter storms.
Firstly the block featuring Izaro on has completely collapsed (see pic below), unlike it's namesake the problem has disappeared without a trace!

There's been some block shifting round where The Kraken is situated: the right-hand version of this can't really be done any more as there's a block in the way, the left-hand version could possibly still be done.

At Fleswick, the piece of rock housing Trash Vortex has separated totally from the crag and is tilted quite alarmingly, whilst this makes the problem harder it is quite likely to kill anyone who happens to be on it if it detached completely (see pic below).

Round Fisherman's steps there's been lot's of movement behind Fruits de Mer, this has created a couple of nice 6c+/7a problems for folk to explore.

Lastly the rock step between Apiary Wall and Scabby Back has disappeared, fortunately though it's still possible to get between the two.

Whilst this damage and 'reorganizing' of blocks is a bit disappointing, it could have been a whole lot worse. If anyone notices or has noticed any other changes please feel free to post a comment below...

No comments: