The second trip of the year took us up to the Lake District, to experience trad in some of the prettiest locations in the country.

On a Saturday the trip was split up, with some groups heading off to do multi-pitch at Raven Crag and the rest going to Shepard’s crag. The morning started with some picturesque climbing at Shepard’s crag before it began to rain around midday. We packed up our stuff and decided to have a very cold swim in Coniston instead. Those at Raven crag were a little bit hardier and decided to climb on the wet rock through the rain and didn’t return until about 9 pm.

As a standard tradition of Low house, many people went to grab a chippy before the pub crawl of the evening started. The first pub we went to was the Black Bull, then followed by The Sun. Two pubs aren’t normally enough for a pub crawl, but everyone was enjoying The Sun, with games of cards and pool being played, we decided to stay there.

The Sunday started with a quick pack up and clean of the hut before scarpering off to the crags. One group went off to Raven to try the multi-pitch climbing and the other group went off to Long Scar to dabble in a bit of single pitch climbing. The group at Raven had a great time, involving the accidental theft of fixed gear, lots of gear lost from the new club rack ☹ and going great lengths to avoid the dodgiest downclimb I’ve ever seen. Those at Long Scar had a great day of single pitch climbing and even got a crag dog visit as my parents showed up to the wrong crag.

Will