Monday, 28 November 2011

Cracks, Comps, and Dogs

We woke up Saturday morning to be greeted once again with shoddy conditions but decided to defy the weather and head out anyway hoping to salvage something. We ended up at Cracliffe where me and Sam sent the Reticent Mass Murderer, E4/5 6b. Quite tricky for E4 but yeah another old school classic test piece done. Can't imagine this thing gets many ascents but its just cool to be ticking the routes again. Ted joined us later after his crush fest at Nuda's where he got the 2nd ascent of Marks 'Stumped' a crazy V10! Then went on a bit of a mini rampage at The Stride, throwing laps on Ben's Wall. Tres bon youth.

Mega respect goes to Ed for 2nd place in his last junior comp in Kranj over the weekend. That is how to go out in style. Good one geezer SHIKADING!

Over haddon local chilling on the podium

This week we are all thinking of heading up to Ilkley to try some different stuff, lets hope again for decent weather. We may also have a new crag buddy joining us out on the grit shortly, in the form of Jet the dog.

Finally check out the footage a friendly geezer captured of Ted on Stumped.


Friday, 18 November 2011

And there was light!

It was good to finally see some sunshine over the weekend, even if we did have a pretty gash sesh at out on the grit, the weather has been so grim over the last couple weeks it has been hard to get stuff done which has frustrated the camp hugely. Saturday me and Sam hit Curbar hoping the place wouldn't be to soggy, it wasn't brilliant but we came away with a couple of small ticks, and was just good to be out really and see some blue sky! We all ended up at Apparent North on Tuesday, getting spat off the groveling nightmere of Skinless Wonder, it didn't yield but Ed saved the day by edging his way up Stanage Without Oxygen and then we all bailed for a huge, if not quite deserved, carvery and ice cream!
Its my graduation tomorrow so will be giving the grit a miss, but fingers crossed the weather improves for the coming week. Here are a few pictures from our grit questing. Cheers
And good luck to Ed in his first senior world cup this weekend in Kranj! Kill it bro, peace.

Setting up for the most bull mantel ever

Thursday, 3 November 2011

This is how we do it!

We've all been continuing the gritstone rampage in the last week, its been awesome to get back out to all these different crags and start getting involved again. Makes a change from the usual haunts of Chee Dale and The Tor!
Goliath was on the list of routes we were all syked to do, and after acquiring some badass cams it went down like a good un! Peace goes out to Tom Randall for this, cheers bro, that was for you.

Check the videos!


Sam gives us the lowdown on his rack!