Friday, 24 December 2010

Merry Christmas!

Big up to ya'll! Everyone have a dope ass Christmas and crush!

Peace n love!


Monday, 13 December 2010

Scary Times

Been a bit to cold to tie into a rope these last couple of weeks with all this snow, but we've manage to have quite a few sweet bouldering sessions. Paid a visit to the impressive Ina's Rock last week, didn't manage to get anything done but was just cool to be out really. Keen to return for sure sometime, with MORE pads next time round!
Saturday we headed up to Froggatt for some more scary highballing, and was able to get two wicked good routes done. First up was the classic Oedipus Ring Your Mother, E4 6b a route I've always wanted to do and was super pleased to tick. And next I was able to bag The Mint 400, E6 6b an old Mr Fawcett line, just to the right. Not before taking a few jumps off from high up and a super scary moment right on the last move, with the ground looking miles below. Amazing line thou! Go do it people!

Thursday we are syked for going to try Renegade Master! Super stoked to pull on this thing man!

Peace out

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Boulder time!

So had a few real good sessions over the last couple weeks or so, went up Burbage North with famous lime crusher Jon Clark, word up brother, last week were we both quickly dispatched The Terrace, Font 7C, a really funky little problem and deffinatly one of my new favourites.
Saturday we headed up to the plantation, with the aim of getting Brad Pit, F7C+. Came close to this classic a couple years back and after a warm up and a few tries I was able to get the beast! YEAH! Really stoked for sure, such a wicked boulder!

Hoping to get bouldering again this week, lots of snow this way at the moment so we wills see if we can take advantage of the conditions and crushhh!



Sunday, 14 November 2010

More of the good stuff

Loving the whole trad game at the moment, its just great to be out at loads of different crags doing lots of different routes, enjoying some really good conditions. Visited the Cowper Stone a week ago and did a few things before going on a sweet soloing mission at the popular end until it got dark.
Yesterday we went over to Higgar, always been keen for this place but never actually got round to going. Pretty windy times up there but after a quick warm up we did The Rasp. Such a great line with fantastic climbing man and was able to use some Cornice skills too! HA! After this I managed to do Bat Out of Hell E5 6a, which is another wicked line straight up the middle of the block, and diffinatly one of my favourite routes.
Then had a couple of tries on Block n Tackle, but couldn't quite work it out, we needz some beta! However we willz be back soon fo show!
Training this week and hoping to get out ont one or two of the days. Keen for some Curbar action next!


Friday, 5 November 2010


We are syked to be helping Crag X out with some rope testing. Over the next 6 months we'll be trying out the Tendon Smart and seeing how it holds out at the crag. BOOOYAA!
Cheers guys!

Thursday, 4 November 2010


Been doing loads of grit stuff over past week, had a trip up to Froggatt and did Hard Cheddar E5 6b among a few other good lil routes. Then headed up Black Rocks over weekend, ticking a couple of classics and then getting Doggers' Paradise done, a nice E4 6a, at the Alport Stone.
Really starting to get back into all this grit trad shizz now, and the syke is brewing again for the weekend!
Cheers to Dave Hughes for the photos, more of his work can be found here:

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Grit, Lime, Grit, Lime

Tried to get out on some of that grit last weekend but didn't even make it out of the car up Stanage man, was just total grimness. Massive FAIL! Soooo we bailed to La Tor, tried to get some motivation ont bubble with the other faithful and minced about for a while before giving Mecca a blast after dobbin had finished.
Got some wicked beta off Ted for the groove and quickly linked the top section together, then lowered off and headed home eager for another session at some point. Not before however belaying Stone on the successful ascent of his project!!! Very honored, historically mannn! Well stoked for him, good work mate!
Monday we's actually got out on the grit! Had a real cool few hours soloing around on some classics up Stanage. Clear skies, and cold temps made it feel amazing and was really good to just do loads of routes and get the feel of it all again.
Going to try it again at the weekend, hopefully it'll be better weather than last this time but we'll just have to see how it holds out I guess, anyway plenty of time for all that shizz. Well up for Black Car Burning!!

Spent a day route setting at The Face on Tuesday and today we've been back down the Tor. Made loads of progress on Mecca doing all the moves quickly again and getting some big links done. Its all starting to feel like it may be possible now but will most probably run out of time this year as only got a few weeks left before it'll be to cold to be on a rope but maybe I'll get lucky..........


PEACENESS to ya'all

Saturday, 16 October 2010


Finally managed to get the Weedkiller/Chimes link done today! Booom! After quite a few sessions falling at the last hurdle its at last in the bag. Really good temps out today and we iz just very syked to have sent this thing and to have done my first 8b! Yeah man Alle Alle!
Its weird how things happen sometimes, you just gotta be prepared to keep with it and eventually it'll all come together. Its all part of 'le progression' in the end, and the never ending learning curve. Its important to not get depressed over routes, you have to know that you'll do it and believe that you can. Doing this along with determination and the ability to not give in will eventually pay off. It can be hard but what would be the point if it wasn't right?
Sooo after the success on the linkup I tied into Mecca for a gander, really good to be on another bit of rock ha! Could be up for putting some days into this before it gets to cold to be hanging on a rope, we will see what is happening mann. Keen for la grit though now for sure. So many old ghetto projects to get done and new routes to try. Venga man venga!

Outzzzz x

Monday, 11 October 2010


Well the project still hasn't gone yet, been real close on the last few sessions, so close that it should have really been in the bag by now but I guess that's how it goes sometimes. Fell from the last hold a couple of times but still no cigar, thou I iz very keen to go back and send this week.... hopefully. Its definitely feeling like its game on for next time, but spose I said that last time....guess we wills see man. We just loves dis shizz.

Massive big up to JC for sending Mecca Extension today! Nice one dudee! Very inspiring and a hugee example that it'll all pay off in the end if you just stick with it!
Here is a picture from Robbie Shone of le man himself on the extension. Check some more of this guys work out here, its immense!

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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A la Project...

Soooo not much to report really, we has been doing lots of training on some wood over the past week, and have had a few days at the Tor working on the Weedkiller/Chimes linkup, pretty close to this ol rig now and pumped to try get it done tomorrow. Hoping for some more cold temps. Yeahh!
Managed to do a bit of bouldering in between sessions on the linkup too, doing Weedkiller Footless and a few other things round the place. Also went down Rubicon last Sunday with hammered elbows but managed to get Zippy's little addition 'The Wimp'pretty quick.
Grim weather out there today so its been a couple hours on a le beastmaker and plenty of cruising round on thee web. And that iz about it all I reckons.

Peacee and lovee and things x

Have a gander at this...

POU ANAIAK - PANAROMA 8C (webclip) from Jordi Canyigueral on Vimeo.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Lime Crushage!

So unbelievably syked right now! Had a well dope session on the lime today, getting a couple of really cool ticks. First up was a trip down the WCJ Cornice and bagging 'Yorkshire 8b' F8a then we bombed it round to Tideswell Dale were I was able to get Ben Moons old scool route 'Culloden' F8a+ done! BOOOYAA!

Both routes are basically boulder problems but Culloden more so being just a couple of hard pulls on good but small holds. Around Font 7c ish. Really stoked about this one! Vengaa!

This last week has been pretty sweet as far as climbing goes really. Been back down the Chee Dale cornice yet again, continuing the siege like (Yes it is still dry comrades). Started work on 'Nemesis' Monday and was able to get the moves dialed super quick, and then Wednesday wasn't fair off getting the beast, so it could be game on next sesh. JC had a close one on Christians new 'Bricktop' F8b midweek and then sent yesterday. Props to you brother!

Back to college next week, bad times, but still gona have plenty of time to get some more proojects done. A Muerte!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Mixed Bag

Had a sesh at the WCJ cornice yesterday, but after having four days off! the longest time spent without actually climbing all summer, was feeling a bit rusty. Training on the board no way near makes up for getting out on the rock. Anyway once we'd got going it wasn't to shabby and after dodging the monsoon showers I got on the Yorkshire 8b. Had a few naff efforts, before getting some very good new beta off Caff, which makes the move soooo much easier man. So am syked for getting back on it next week!
And today ended up just being a few hours at the wall. Hoping to do some rebolting in the coming week down the Dale, so we iz well keen for that. I hear its pretty soggy down there at the moment :( bad times! Lets hope it dries out some....

Anyway heres a teaser for the forthcoming 2010 Reel Rock Film Tour, which looks totally incredible! Check it out!

Friday, 10 September 2010

New Blog

So yeah a new blog up people, keeping you up to date on all the latest goings off and info on whats been going down. This year has without a doubt been my best year climbing ever, which is partly down to the summer being prehaps the driest we've had in years, culminating in climbing shed loads in Chee Dale, taking advantage of the uber dry Cornice. Had some amazing sessions down here with a really good scene and crew and sent lots of really cool routes.
The Water-Cum-Jolly Cornice has also seen super dry conditions and over the last few weeks we've been working and sending routes here, to escape the Dale of Chee's crowds. Hoping to hit this place up again at the weekend.
Done a couple of comps this year also, one being CWIF at thee Works and the other an Open Youth event up at EICA Ratho in Edinburgh. Good times man
Also took a trip to Wales early on in the summer, doing some trad at Gogarth and in the Pass, along with a trip a couple weeks back to Yorkshire! We camped for a few nights and managed to get loads done at Gordale, Malham and Kilnsey. Really syked to get back up there sometime soon!

Sooo super briefly thats covered the adventures of the summer. Temps are starting to cool now meaning its getting to that time of year for some Tor action and then quite stoked to get some cool grit done this winter. Syked man!