With good weather forecast Edmund (my 1 year senior brother and Pembroke trad don) and I headed to St Govan’s East for some routes, and the hope I would man up enough to get on First Blood E2 5c.
As it turned out, we had a brilliant day! Edmund got on The Go-Between, a pleasant E2 with a strenuous roof for a start, totally out of proportion with the rest of the route. Next I got on First Blood, which lived up to the hype and more! The crux crank off a back three finger lock on smears felt solid and enough rests made the whole thing a joy to climb, every one of the three stars.
I did however get quite pumped, so much so that Ed could see my arms bulging from the floor… its all this bouldering messing with my stamina..