Monday, 21 March 2011

Polar Bear Power!

Another awesome day on the grit over weekend. Forecast looked sweet for Saturday and had more Curbar action in mind all week, with the E6 6b, Slackers being mainly on the cards. Got there early and after a quick warm-up walked down the crag and got the flash on this real stunner of a line! It climbs amazing with some funky moves on the lower arete, before launching on up the superb finish. Also did the easier start, Diet of Worms E4 6a, which is well dope too bruvs.

The day finished with some fantastic bouldering on Baslow and was very cool to tick the crag classic Flatworld at around 7B+/7C. We all then strolled over to The Eagle Stone, and rolled out a flash of both 'A Fist Full of Beagles" 7A+ and the wicked 'For a Few Beagles More' at 7B. Amazing end to the day and mega props again to Paul 'da beta machine'! Peace man!


Beagles anyone?

Was all about Eastwood Rocks yesterday, another spot we hadn't checked out before, and was super impressed. Very mellow place in the woods, and came close to the tick of the crag, the traverse. Sweet collection of moves fo sure what with all the knee bar shenanigans! Will be back soon for this and a few of da others!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Black Car Burning and the happenings!

Saturday saw us on the way up to Apparent North at Stanage to give the E7 Black Car Burning a blast. I first tried this line a couple of years ago and its been a route I've been really keen to get done over the winter. Then last week the syke started brewing to go give it a proper go!
Once we'd sorted the gear out and got all the moves re-dialed I tied in and went for it and was super super stoked to top out! Managed to get it on camera as well, check out the video!

Had a short session up at Black Rocks the other day also and did the Evans classic King Edward, F7C ish. Which wa cool ya know! Short video I put together of this problem below too.

We've also been mixing it up at Rowtor last week, a place which always feels cool to be apart of, hidden away in the woods on a hill. Only did Yoghurt but well up for returning soon to get the new problem Pink Lady done! Funky stuff.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

More tickage

Its all been a bit hit and miss over the last month with the weather, lots of rain and grim times but at least there was some relief from the winter onslaught with a couple days of sunshine last week. Popped up to Curbar with some of the crew and quickly dispatched another Dawes scare-fest, Committed E6 6b. Even with the cunningly arranged pads it still managed to feel pretty airy up on the last moves.

Saturday wandered back to Curbar again but quickly bailed to escape the wind for some Gardoms bouldering and did the classic Marks Roof along with Neils Roof, F7C ish.

Slackers is next on the list and should get a chance to get on this thing over the coming week.
Training quite a bit at the moment for a comp in a couple of weeks time at Derby, which we are pretty syked for!

Out brethren.