Thursday, 31 May 2012

Recent Developments

A fair bit has happened in the last month or so. A few firsts for myself including first 7c+ sport route and first font 7c on lime. Its been very much lime season of late with the temperatures topping 26c, however before this period a had a few good days on the grit.

Here are some videos from the last few weeks.

Candy Kaned

Houndkirk Tor Bouldering

More recently I've spent a few nice evenings down at the newly rebolted Moat Buttress in Water Cum Jolly Dale. Its been great climbing in a new location in the peak on lovely non-polished rock. The stand out routes were Moat People 7b+ and Let the Tripe Increase 7c. Props to Kris Clemmow for putting the time into retrobolting the area!

Off to the Tarn Gorge tonight with the family, will report back soonish.


Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Stag in Font

Last Thursday. Another day spent indoors as the rain lashed the Peak. Cabin fever strating to set in and a look at the forecast only compounded my misery. That was until I recieved an unexpected offer from a friend to join him on a trip to Font. Someone had dropped out of a stag week and they needed somebody to fill in on short notice. Although the weather forecast for Font looked poor I quickly agreed to join them. The next week was a great experience, the weather was patchy yet we managed to climb 6 days of 7.

Best bits of the trip were seeing Steve flash just about every 7a he tried, Carl climb the legendary Marie Rose, Lee conquer Onde De Choc, Guy go a-muerte on Egoiste and of course Tom's legendary top out of Le Coeur. It was also a great personal trip, especially on the volume of problems, 18 of 7a-7b+.

Here are some pics taken on the trip. Thanks to Guy, Joe and Nick for most of these.