Wednesday, 22 August 2007

summer break

Just back in the airport leaving nl again after my trip to Targasonne with Suzan and the Fronz (Suzans dog). Well this was to be are summer holiday lots of chilling and a little climbing. An appointment for us to check out this area for a winter trip.

We arrived at the camp site to great condition, well blue sky ands 25 degree so it was a sure thing on the sun bathing. But after a light session the first afternoon, the temps were not to bad in the evening.

Suzan had been to the area before so showed me around and we both got stuck in. I felt like I was starting to climb well ticking some of the easier classics and the eying up ome of the hard blocs. As always Suzan was more at one with the crimp, but also starting to get into high balling and finding the love for the sloper.

After a couple of days both our tick lists were looking good and still enjoying the mid day sun and playing ping pong and football on the camp, I think the less said about the ping pong the better.

Targasonne is sharp granite but our skin was holding up well, I have to say I think it a great venue for all from 4 to 8a+,

Some of the hightlights of the trip other than beating Suzan in the fun fight and getting a tan. Flashed an 8a and Suzan made fast work of another 7c,

Check out are tick list below.
Suzan 07/08/18 traite de demonologie (sitstart) 7c
07/08/18 - 7b (2-Go)
07/08/15 fucking machine 7b0
7/08/15 traite de demonologie (standing) 7b
07/08/17 - 7a+ (1-Go)
07/08/16 l'oeup d'alien 7a+
07/08/15 apnee juvenile 7a+
07/08/13 reve errance 7a+
07/08/12 l'aliene 7a+ (2-Go)
07/08/12 l'aquarium envole 7a+ (1-Go)
07/08/12 - 7a+ (fl)
07/08/18 pas cash 7a
07/08/16 l'oeuvrette 7a
07/08/15 to be or not 7a (fl) highish slab
07/08/13 - 7a (fl)

Me Date name grade Remark
12-Aug Nazgul 7c 2-Go Clem rit 7c
13-Aug Sing while you may (du fond) 8a 2-Go I shot sarconazy 8a Flash Psoas Hole 8a+
15-Aug Tarite de demonologie 7c Flash La beaute de la chose 7c+ 2-Go
16-Aug La beaute de la chose (da) 8a+ Flash Black bloc 7c 2-Go Black bloc 8a Flash
18-Aug Orgasm Machine 7c+ Jump Flagellun Daemonium 7c Jump

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Going Away

Well I am sitting in the airport about to go a trip with suzan, so I will fill in what I have been up to for the last week or so.

Last weekend I had a great coaching weekend with rock solid the junior club that I coach for we went to the peak and had great weather.

Then it was off on my tour of the uk with snap and the e9 summer collection. Each city visited I had a climbing session at, which was great training ending with a session at smiths board aka the Bingely board, it fair to say I got shut down but I am sure he will go in to more details in his blog.

Ok well about to get on my flight hope to tick some good blocs

Thursday, 2 August 2007


Well sorry for the delay in my blogging but i’ve been a busy chap. My girlfriend Suzan has been over. On her first day she competed in the British Bouldering Championships in Sheffield, winning the qualification round she looked strong but in the final the travelling from the day before and the lack of comps showed as it left her tired. She still came 4th in the final but was not happy with her performance. However I think she did really well for her first comp. It was funny for me taking a step back from competing and watching. Gaz become male champ and Katy ladies champ. Well done to them both.

Then we went back to Newcastle for a couple of days where we climbed at Shaftoe and the Woods. We were lucky to get some good conditions and do some nice bloc.

Then It was off the outdoor show in Germany for me, under my many roles as importer, salesman and sponsored climber etc, very busy for a work shy climber like myself.

Straight back from the show we spent several days in the Woods.Suzan got super close to the Yorkshireman and I was getting on with the traverse and testing out new products. The next time in the Wood Suzan did Cubby’s Lip super quick and I started to feel at one with the traverse. After a wall session, it was then off to Queens Crag and Rothley for a nice day out. Suzan has gone back to nl.

Well over the next couple of weeks I am mainly training and selling, I start my e9 and snap selling season on Friday. Then I am off on a trip on the 10th so something to look forward to.