Late-season luck in Lofoten.

In the British climbing community, you’re bound to have heard of Lofoten at some point. Usually described as being one of the only places on the planet that has more rainfall than North Wales. Tales of terrible storms, weeks spent sat in a tent waiting for dry weather and mind-bending frustration at poor conditions conjure […]

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Flügger färg!

The four days we’ve been in Sweden have taught us three things. 1. House music can always be found if you scan through enough radio stations. 2. Swedes all drive estates. 3. Bohuslan granite is good. Really good. “Bo-hu-slan, I told you about it months ago” Andy sounded rather exasperated that I had no idea […]

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Last minute cramming

If Big walling were an exam, then we’ve pretty much just sat done the equivalent of sitting up in a panic in the library the night before, downing energy drinks and writing the answers on our hands. That’s not to say that we haven’t done plenty of practice in the last 6 months, but there’s […]

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Being ripped by Weasels!

Climbing is a sport that’s incredibly mentally involved.  That’s not to say of course that other sports aren’t – but climbing can sometimes require you to make some very risky decisions, very quickly and quite often throws you towards the consequences of your actions, at an acceleration of 9.8m/s squared. I stood sprawled across the […]

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The Spring has begun

The Spring has truly begun. There are leaves on the trees, there is blue on the sky and there is chalk on the rock. Come Easter weekend the sun was shining! Unfortunately this meant that Snowdonia suddenly got very very busy, so we retreated to bus-stop quarry to climb somewhere less crowded.  This led to […]

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