Sunday, 23 May 2010

A 'Power'week.

Had a week of highs and lows climbing this week.
At West Chevin the lunchtime bouldering has continued with Sam. The highlight was probably ticking Time, not that hard. more tricky in the warm conditions. Time
Also we did Unit of Power, bit of an eliminate but very good,Unit of Power.

An evening with Jon mid week led to the usual arse kicking from Slipstones, did the usual warm ups then Steptoe stopped me in my tracks.

Then Saturday was guide book writing duties for the new Yorkshire Gritstone guide, 5000 routes in two volumes. So Jamie, Jake and I went to Panorama Crag above pateley.
Routes we did, probably the most recent ascents for some years were;
Glasshouse Groove, Power Pull and a V diff Rib. Power Pull proved hard at HVS 5c with a grassy knoll at the top which was quite scary.

No photos this week but here's one from last week of a colleague at West Chevin that's pretty good;

Monday, 17 May 2010

Last week was quite a week, firstly lunchtimes were spent at West Chevin boulders trying, trying and trying again Eat The Light (Font 7a+), until on Friday I had one of those "I can't believe it" moments when I found my self latched to the top.

Friday after work we went for a butchers at Ross and Amanda's new problem at East Chevin, the good ones are quite high ball but look really good, but my lack of skin deterred me from the send.

So a weekend of R&R was called for, Saturday was spent at Saltburn-on-Sea. We got there to find the UK Surf Champs' were going on, oh dear the sea was as flat as a witches tit.

Plans for this week, if the weather holds is to get one of my nemesis problems 'Hanging Grove' at Earl Crag, superb but tough on the skin. Saturday to go to Panorama for guide writing duties and to get on Phoenix wall, though it truly is nails and probably beyond me.