13th January 2017
The Yat with Alex
The following day I went to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean with Alex. Despite the cold and numb fingers we managed 2 good climbs. My photo shows Alex enjoying the abseil from 'The Trip'.
12th January 2017
New route at Staple Edge
On Tuesday Alex and I visited Staple Edge in The Forest of Dean to try a new climb. The route took several hours to clean off the loose rock & mud before we decided have a go. It turned out to be a very good climb and hard, E2 5c, but I will wait for it to dry out before I climb it again.
7th January 2017
Wintours Leap with Alex
I've been walking a lot recently because of weather and to get rid of Christmas dinner, & pudding. But I would rather be climbing and it was great to get to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley with fitness instructor son, Alex. The weather was kind and we climbed 3 good routes including the top...
21st December 2016
Christmas week, still climbing.
A tough start to the week when Sarah Jane and I went climbing at Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley. Cold, wet and even muddy holds! Great fun but we were glad when we left. The following day I went to The Warehouse in Gloucester with regular client/friend Anna. Warm, dry & good coffee. My photo is...
10th December 2016
The weather was mild on Friday so with Tom, manager of Far Peak we decided to go to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley. Almost every climb was wet so we decided to try The North Wall. There were dry bits and by starting up Andromeda we could traverse above the wet rock and finish up Yesterdays...
Blog Archive2017 January
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