Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Good Week in europe

Went out to NL to see suzan and go to her dad’s birthday party really nice do. Then it was off to font pick Darren up from the airport, in 4 and a half hours we were getting out are car to some wet blocs, which was shit as the sun was shining, oh well after visiting a few area we found some dry rocks, Darren and suzan got to work and I had a play around. Darkness cam and it was off to the f1 and then pizza.
Next day condition looked good and thinks had dried out a bit warmed up at bas then I went and did les beaux quartiers. Which was a really nice bloc then off to elephant which was still a little damp but still a pretty place. Dark came again and it was to get pizza again.
Tuesday morning woke to freezing fog, but after a coffee it lifted, we went to la canche aux merciers suzan did her bloc then I went to try the sitting start to fata morgana, the condition were ok but not perfect and after about 45 minutes I had hit the pocket a couple of times, so I will leave it for another day. Bit more climbing then off to NL.
Great couple of days check out the others blog

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Hi Fidelity

Well it must be grit season, changing your plans tosuit the ever changing weather conditions. Well todayI took Springer from behind his pc to come and spotvideo or even climb at Caley. After a quick warm upand a quick look at the top on a rope. Then I was upfor a go, well I found myself through the undercutmove and eyeing up the pocket. Well what the hell Iwent for it held it and shook my way to the top, whichwas a little damp. What a bloc, really pleased to do such a great gritline look forward to more grit action soonVid coming soon

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

The F*%king weather

Well Wednesday we went to the peak to climb on grit a 6.30 am start to get a full day only to arrive and find the peak in a fine mist, well it was off to climbing works, Percy and Sam were just finishing a new circuit. Please check out Percy account of the day in his blog, but this is my account.

40 blocs all done even the super gay slab, what can I say but I have still got it. As for Percy he must have had a big smoking session if he think he was moving smoothly over the wall.

Rest day Thursday and it was of the Caley to try my current project on Friday , after taking a bad ride early doors it took a bit to calm my nerves but after a few attempts I was making progress but got power out, so would leave it for another day.

Saturday Darren went to font and Suzan arrived for the weekend. Me and Suzan spent the Saturday chilling with a quick session at Durham climbing wall. Sunday me suzan and Springer were coaching rock solid a great session, with may on my group leading for the first time.

Monday grit stone action for me and Suzan, Suzan having a great day cleaning up on some problems she had tried a bit ago, but will let her tell you in her blog coming soon. Pretty impressive how quick she is coming to love the grit. We stay in a great hotel near the airport as she had I early flight and I was up for another session at Caley.

Suzan was off this morning, back to nl for a week or so, I was off to Caley, well I got to Caley to find it was piss wet, pretty pissed off, so I was off for to buy some tech.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007


Well it might be the start of the grit season
Friday a light session at Burbage in the morning with conditions starting to get better, This was before I gave my campus board training session to the British Bouldering team.
Saturday Suzan landed from nl. We had a pretty chilled day spending time in the house and in Newcastle then follow by Newcastle on the night time I think it was a shock for my Dutch chic just how little people wear and how crazy Newcastle people are.
Then Sunday I was off to Caley we all had a great day condition were good and all got close to are projects, then me suzan and Darren had a great curry.
Monday rain stopped play, then suzan jump back on her flight back to nl and me Darren and spring are off out on grit tomorrow.