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Saturday, 25 October 2014

Abseiling at Goldsborough

the big buttress

I left the pooch at home today as he doesn’t seem to be very well and didn’t want to get out of bed – so, after a bit of a dog-emptying walk, I left him there. He’s just starting to recover a bit now. I suspect he’s eaten something he shouldn’t…

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And so, I had to drive myself to Baldersdale where I met Matt, Rachel and Mollie the Dog and we had an afternoon of abseiling over the overhanging buttresses of Goldsborough Crag

Goldsborough is a cracking place for this kind of thing because it has big metal stakes impaled in the ground at the top for belaying off. They’re bombproof, it seems.

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Wot fun, and I think we’re getting better at it….

And it rained a bit, so after a couple of hours we abandoned and I returned to my poorly pooch.

Most pics by Rachel – I can’t take pics and belay at the same time, innit?


dark skies and a rainbow



Dawn Linney said...

Sorry to hear Lucky is unwell, hope he is on the road to recovery soon.
What fun, abseiling looks a cracking way to spend an afternoon. Do not think it would go down well if a tried that from my sixth flat!!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that even though I've done lots of abseiling, it's definitely not My Favourite Thing....

Keith / Fozzie said...

Hope the pooch is recovering. I abseiled once of a 13 story building in London, with my bike roped and suspended underneath me for charity. Won’t be doing that again for a while.
Looked a little blowy as well!
~ Fozzie

John J said...

The Big Buttress eh?
There's nowt like clambering over a Big Buttress.
My best wishes to Lucky for a speedy recovery.