Thursday, 16 July 2009


Well i am sitting in the airport having returned from Rocklands South Africa, and about to go to an outdoors trade show in germany. 

Me, Suz and Smith were in Rocklands for the past 16 days. I have to say that it was one of the best climbing trip i have ever been on.  

Rocklands has some of the best looking lines i have seen. The bouldering was so 

varied on some of the best and most featured sandstone, i have climbing on. 

Well it fare to say that we filled are boots on the trip with us just having the one full rest day. I think that the best send of the trip was by Suz doing her first 8a+ Tea with elmarie. Suz normally climbs well with in her power range. So it was good to watch her push her self.

 As for Smith it was his first trip away since setting up the City Bloc in Leeds Did Armed Response  8b. But think he was more than happy just to be out climbing on the great blocs in the sun.


As for me well its been over a year since i got to the keys to the building that is Climb Newcastle. In that time i have been on several trips but this felt like the first one that i was not thinking about work and able to get down to the climbing.  All in all i had a great time climbing, doing most thing i tired in a session, do lots of bloc up to 8b. Will be booking my flights back very soon.


Tea with Elmarie 8a+

Armed Response 8b

Green Mamba 8b

You Tube Vids coming soon