Call of Nature, 8a, Raven Tor

Raven Tor Season

Climbing can be a funny game, especially redpointing. With Spring now well established I’m heading back to Raven Tor to try and finish ‘Call of Nature’ a bouldery and sustained 8a. I was edging closer last year, but ended up out of action with two more operations on my arm just as I was about to send.

Now I’ve returned fitter and stronger to renew the game at Raven Tor. Over Easter I had a short play, top roping the climb in atrocious conditions. But, still managed to link the majority of the climb together with wet crux holds.

Raven Tor Finger destruction

Finger destruction at Raven Tor


On Monday I headed back with Pete a good friend. It’s quite a task heading to Raven Tor for a day trip, with 8 ours of driving there and back it’s and exhausting day. But I still managed to squeeze in 2 good redpoint attempts before the sharp holds took their toil on my skin. I achieved a new high point, 2 moves from the easy finishing terrain and now feeling very satisfied that with a bit more practice I will finally climb this route.

Call of Nature, Raven Tor, Peak District from Jon Redshaw on Vimeo.