28th April 2012
Went climbing indoors this week with Mike Mitchell which gave us the opportunity to discuss our plans to climb The Geneva Pillar on The North Face of the Eiger. I have been out to the Eiger 3 times already but the weather was against me. Forth time lucky ? Friday I ran a Single Pitch Award...
24th April 2012
Sunday was cold but dry and after meeting up in the car park at Symonds Yat in the Forest of Dean Imran started off as he meant to go on. He led Golden Fleece, Exchange and Trundlebum Rex and built belays so he could bring me up safely. He also followed The Beak E2, The Russian HVS and Mini...
21st April 2012
A late blog. Thursday it rained on and off but still got 3 routes in on the right side of GO wall at Wintours Leap and a look at a new variation. Friday went to Symonds Yat and after a shaky and cold start (there were hailstones) we (Ian and I) got up a couple of E2's. Saturday working but felt...
16th April 2012
A very entertaining weekend running a Single Pitch Award training course. The delgates were very able and we even managed to climb an E2 and perform a rescue off the Pinnacle at Symonds Yat. Above and beyond the remit of the SPA but great fun.
12th April 2012
New routing on the Lizard in Cornwall produced more stunning climbs the best of which for me was the direct finish to 'No Country for Old Men' that I climbed with Tim last year. This weighed in at a mighty E5 6a but I had to look at it first. I tried to on-sight it last year but eventually had...
7th April 2012
Friday went to Wintours leap in the Wye Valley with Ian and had a good afternoons climbing. We both failed to climb one route at the far end and it was bolted !
On Saturday I met up with a very nice lady called Alexandra. This was to be her first ever outdoor climbing experience and I decided...
6th April 2012
What a stroke of luck. I had a cancellation on Wednesday and Rock and Sun had a last minute booking for a trad/lead climbing course on Wednesday and Thursday from a chap called Alastaire. We met at Costa in Gloucester on Wednesday morning and the weather was terrible. We decided to climb indoors...
1st April 2012
Another good day running Single Pitch Award training course for UCR Bristol. We went to Goblin Coombe quarry where I found the grades a bit stiff during the initial climbing session. JP worked well and the piccy shows the group listening intently to one of his chats.
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