28th August 2014
Tom at The Yat
Tom, the manager of Far Peak climbing centre wanted a day trad climbing. We went to Symonds Yat in The Forest of Dean and had a great time. Tom led a couple of climbs and I followed so I could check his gear placements. The first route was quite good the second, very good. We then climbed a few...
26th August 2014
Home from The Alps
2 great weeks on the Italian side of The Mont Blanc range. Very relaxing I needed a break but I still spent 2 days attempting to solo a giant piece of rock. The approach, the bivi and the descent were tough. The descent just down the upper gully took me 4 hours. Loose, wet and sometimes icy rock...
11th August 2014
Off to The Alps
Going to The Alps, the Italian side of The Mont Blanc range to be precise, is almost an annual pilgrimage. This year climbing alone I want to explore and try to climb the big groove in the buttress shown in the photo. I went up close to it a few years ago and discovered later that it hadn't been...
10th August 2014
Sport climbing at Wintours Leap
Saturday I was back on home turf when I took father & son team Daffyd & Ben to Wintours Leap in The Wye Valley for some sport climbing. Ben (11 years old) had climbed indoors for 5 years but wanted to lead outside. He climbed very well leading 2 routes and seconding 5 others. What an amazing...
9th August 2014
In The Peak again
Friday with a dodgy weather forecast I went up to The Peak to meet client Alex Whittaker. Alex wanted some trad leading practice so we headed to Lawrencefield. We were very lucky with the weather, it didnt rain until 3 but then it hailed as well ! Alex did very well leading, building belays and...
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