Saturday, 5 February 2011

Send Train

So what an utterly dire day its been today! Nearly 24 hours of constant rain meaning our plans to hit Gardoms were completely out the window, so headed to the wall for a beast of a sesh instead.
However had a really mint day out on Thursday back at Baslow, with a strong crew out including the Hamer boys and Steve Ramsden. Managed to bag The Grand Potato E6 6b, after sorting out the dubious gear and then watching Sam cruise on up the arete. A proper little gem of a route hidden away in the trees with fantastic moves in a great setting. We then all looked on as Steve stepped up for the solo! He crushed it second go after taking a huge huge jump from the very top, and almost missing the pads completely. A proper fine effort!

The Grand Potato

Sam and Ed then both did Poppers, the E5 up the middle of the wall to the right, topping out in the horrendous winds!
We all finished off with some cool bouldering with the wind becoming more and more gale force every minute, almost had to tie the pads down in the end!

Looking outside now and its STILL raining, and with them forecasting more of the stuff for tomorrow it is looking like a beastmaker day!
Next week the mighty Ben Humphris is coming to the Peaks so we are keen to get out and hopefully continue the gritstone tickage! Anddddd the new GriGri2 arrived this morning! YES BRO! Very hot bit of kit fo show!

Sam beasting those chicken heads on Poppers

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