Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Friday, September 18, 2009
Got a good few early season crisp days in ~Glen Nevis (now local crag) did Ausafartenjesusbarten among other things 170m with a total of 14 bits of gear in the route made for an interesting day. Climbed The Palmist (E4 6b) at Cummingston, a route that had always appealed to me but was a shame to discover its just one crux and then loose nothingness above to the topout. In the same week did a new E4 at Tynrich and then climbed the unclimbed start to Trumpet of the Dead which was 8m unprotected slab with a british 6a crux at the top. For that reason I thought it felt necky (at least E5) but apparently Mr Julian Lines of Slab Monsters Limited thought E4, scary and brave man.
Managed to get a few days over on the west in some amazing conditions, over at Mungasdale both Paul and I climbed Three Kings which comes highly recommended, awsome line and awsome day considering it was Pauls first E5! Then alot happened that I cant remember and I don't seem to have any pictures of but gradually got stronger over the summer and settled into trad then spent a great day at loch Tollaidh up at Fraggle Rock and climbed a crimpy Paul Tattersal route, Tall In The Saddle E6 6b making it my first and achieving the grade which has always been my ultimate goal in climbing grades. Nice to get it done but not for the reason I thought, having achieved my goal it meant I stopped looking at grades and started climbing things because I wanted too! Nice feeling!
Got down to the Peak district briefly to catch up with Phil and true to form it rained alot! Good climbing though when it wasnt raining and I have a few things I want to go back to do. Phil was climbing well and kept going back for more totally unphased even after two whippers off of a cool line. Went back in the morning though and he cruised it. This pic is from the night before as he was stripping the gear.I felt like I was going quite well and came away with my first E7 which was cool. Little Jamie learnt alot about grit and its weirdness we need to go back for unfinished business! Short steep and powerful, which suits my style nicely which helped me out.
The ultimate fuel!!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Truely heaven!Everything is out again and looks like 2 weeks before anything will be back from what iv heard. who knows, but for now its inside to to try and get stronger for trad time i already miss it and have been looking for a project.