25th August 2016
Alps again, very relaxing
The middle of August saw me back on The Italian side of The Mont Blanc Range. I went scrambling to get a bit fitter before carrying a heavy load up difficult terrain to look at my latest itch/project. Loose rock prevented me getting too close. But, Lin and I enjoyed our time there. Eating,...
10th August 2016
Jake & his dad hit The Yat
Jake and his dad Vince wanted a days climbing outside so their aunt bought them a day with me. I took them to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean and we had a great day. Jake is just 10 but took to real rock as if he had always climbed outside. My photo shows the pair on top of The Pinnacle.
6th August 2016
Back exploring on The Lizard
A fantastic few days with my old mate Dave Hope climbing new routes on The Lizard. 4 new routes but 2 were hard E3's one of those 6a (British grade). My first photo shows me cleaning a new route as I climb, hard work. My second photo shows me again leading the first ascent of the humerously...
1st August 2016
2 lovely ladies want trad & sport climbing
Amanda & Jess wanted to know more about climbing outside and so I took them to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley. We started of with some sport climbing in Woodcroft Quarry where they both led a climb. We then moved onto Fly Wall for some trad climbing. They were great fun and keen to learn. My...
29th July 2016
2 more days at Wintours Leap
Mid-week Tom from Far Peak fancied a days climbing and we decided on Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley so we could climb on The Great Overhanging Wall, (GO Wall). We had a great but tough afternoon. The following day, this time working, Tom and I took a group to Woodcroft Quarry at Wintours Leap...
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