Monday, 4 July 2011


So we are all having a much needed rest day today, everyone is sat chilling around their tents slowly waking up. We spent around 10 hours up at the crag yesterday getting pumped and burnt to a crisp so we are all going swimming today in some amazing Gorge!
Yesterday was also a pretty good sesh for the crew with both Ed and Luke flashing the famous 8a Carte Blanche! Props to you boys! Its taking me a while to adjust to the climbing here as the routes are sooooo chuffing long and pumpy but I'm told that within a week we'll be tuned into the style and ready to crush! There are some incredible lines here, virtually every one a classic, its a super inspiring place with lots of syked people around. We've met some pretty cool climbers already from all over including some Spanish, German, Italian, American and of course plenty of French dudes! The walk-in yesterday took just under an hour and is a bit of a trek but I'm sure by the end of the trip we'll have it dialed, it certainly will get you fit. The campsite is pretty nice place to hang out with plenty of table tennis going down and the occasional campus session on the 45 board in the barn!

Ed flashing the classic 'Carte Blanche'

Biographie worship!Align Centre

The journey over here from England also went good with no major problems to report. We arrived in Nice Friday afternoon and was instantly greeted with heat that just pounded you in the face. After converging with some of the local crew we made our way to Hotel Pastoral, right in the centre of Nice and once checked in we bombed it down to the beach and took an amazing swim in the incredibly warm sea! I don't think the temperature dropped much below 28 degree for the rest of the night, which is amazing!

Anyway its time for a brew with the crew and sort out the plans for later. Only managed to sort through a few pictures so far but we'll get some more uploaded soon.

Peace out! Allez!

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