So what to do? We didn't have a guidebook for anywhere in the Lakes, so had to nip out to the shops and pick one up. Unfortunately, as it was a bank holiday, the local branch of Emma's work was shut and didn't open till later that day. However we managed to pick up a guidebook at another well known outdoor shop. We quickly decided on a visit to Shepherds Crag and set off to have a play.
We settled on Brown Slabs Direct (VD). It proved an nice reintroduction to climbing and a pleasant welcome to the Lake District. This was both Emma and my first time climbing in the Lakes.
After this we went back to Little Chamonix to find the queue had dispersed. So we headed up the route. It really was rather good climbing. Just the right mix of exposure and excitement, but with good holds and good gear.
By now it was time to head back to the ranch and plan for the next days adventures.