In the traditions of the club, a gang of Lomonders headed out on the Solstice to the Cobbler. Armed with extreme optimism, the group planned to tackle the Recess Route and hoped that the weather would hold out despite forecasts and logic dictating otherwise. The walk in to the Narnain Boulder proved to be dry but, once under shelter, the sky turned and the group were pummelled with hail. The climbing was canned and a rapid hike to the top was carried out instead. Michael even managed to thread the needle just before gales attempted to blow the whole stack away.