With a windy and not very cold day forecast it was time for an adventure that did not require frozen snow, ice or rock. Getting out of the wind would be good too so Bob, Niels and I went for a trip up Crypt Route. It was wet on the walk in and windy at the base of Church Door Buttress but once inside our minds were on the bridging, hooking, pushing, squirming and udging required to climb this brilliant route. It wasn't winter climbing, it wasn't rock climbing, it was Crypt Routing. The tight squeeze gave us an emotional crux and the abseil back down was as exciting as ever. Great fun!
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