Monday, 31 January 2011

Grit season continues

Really enjoying visiting a lot of new places and quiet little corners of the peak just lately. Over the weekend we went to Baslow to check out The Grand Potato and while there was no cigar in the end, it was really cool to just be out there in a wicked spot and with no crowds whatsoever, not to mention mint weather for once.
Will be back during the week to finish off this thing for sure. Video below of us blowing it on the last move and with the gear ripping! EPIC! Broke my frickin' ballnut mannnn!
Yesterday we decided on heading up to Moorside rocks for a walk around and again it was real cool to be some place totally different and apart of a very cool landscape.
After doing a few bits n bobs we had a wander into the woods at the end of Gardoms to try find Charlotte Rampling, a scary E6 that I'd spotted in the guide. Came very close to this, getting all the way to the sloper at the finish, before chickening out and facing up to the huge drop onto the pads below. Another line we are very keen to go back and finish off. Word to the guys there for the spot and couple of extra pads!

video

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Third time lucky


Another productive day on the grit. Tried Burbage N again and finally, after two visits, got some half decent conditions. Walked down to Knights Move and got up Arme Blanche, E5 6a, a very cool line. Then checked out Navana on the way back, propa funky boulder problem start, and will deffo go back for this one JA.
Lets hope for some more good weather tomorrow....

In bit geezzza

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Year!

New year and everything people! WORD! Very keen to climb as much as possible again this year and on with the progression! Got a few potential trips planned to Europe which we are syked for, and also looking forward to getting up Yorkshire some more.

We pottered about at a few different places over the Christmas period, in between all the random weather we got. Had a good bouldering sesh at Cratcliffe couple weeks back getting both the uber classics of T-Crack and Jerry's Traverse, which wa cool ya know.

Went out to Cratcliffe again on Thursday were I managed to get Genocide done, a cool E6 6c of Jerry's. Such a wicked route with the crux involving a huge span using two tiny, but positive crimps up to a really slopey break. Took a few lobs going for this before sticking the slopers and pushing on to the top.

Today was a fail! Ha! Gotta love the weather eh!

Happy New Year to ya'll! Hope its a good one for ya!

Out

Genocide