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 […]Read More Last minute cramming
So it would seem that after being plagued through the Autumn and Winter with an atmosphere that was 90% water, the proper Summer has arrived, and its absolutely cleared the slate (no pun intended). The days have been long, dry and warm – and so every day we’ve been out climbing, jamming, swinging and camming. […]Read More The Summer time, when the weather is fine.
As this questionable blog title would have you believe – I’ve been limping a little recently. No biggie, just a few stressed ligaments in one of my knees – maybe a little too much high stepping on slate recently! A quick fix – two weeks off climbing and some […]Read More Team Limpy and the furious fingering
The good weather has allowed us to get on with a little more big wall style training. This weekend, it was time for a full run through – We would pick a large route in the quarries, lead half of it in the evening, haul the bags up, clean the pitch, setup the portaledge at […]Read More A night on the Skyline
BOOKED!Read More And the tickets are…
There are three options in Llanberis for when the rain gets a bit biblical. 1. Go to The Beacon/Indy. 2. Go running. 3. Get smashed in the Heights. On Saturday we opted for option 1 ; running is such a ball ache we decided to leave that one for Sunday and option three isn’t really […]Read More Its raining again.
A quick update today as to this weekends crack-antics. The severe weather warnings in North Wales have seen me escape across the country to calm and sunny Hull. Inevitably, this led to a little play around on the resin cracks at Rock City. There are a fair few resin cracks inbetween the routes to have […]Read More Training at Rock City (Hull)
Crack climbing – the dark art (or sweet science?) of rock climbing. Often when you’re at the crag, or down the wall someone will mention something about cracks. “Oh its perfect, sweet hand jams the whole way, it’s just so secure.” To which my reply is often, “Oh sounds great, I don’t climb cracks though”. […]Read More Crack Habits