Rob’s Reed and Elephant Rock

Ivor and I went to Rob’s Reed on Wednesday and Elephant Rock today.

The conditions were good at Robs Reed where we climbed a number of routes. The highlight of the day was Ivor’s redpoint ascent of Autobahn (F6C+). I really enjoyed the three star Climb and Punishment and would recommend this as a route for those climbing in the sevens.

Today Elephant Rock was in great condition being warm and dry (it was 21 degrees at the crag today). However, careful route choice is required as there are a number of Housemartins and Gulls nesting on the crag. There are still plenty of routes to do without nesting birds making it very hard to justify disturbing the locals!

The climbing at Elephant Rock was excellent. To fully enjoy it I would go on a warm, sunny day and aim to finish climbing early afternoon when the sun leaves the crag.

Ivor belaying at Elephant Rock.

Ivor belaying at Elephant Rock.