Hurley Gates

Posted by on May 25, 2009 at 12:30 am

Managed to get on Hurley Burley tonight, grabbing a hard earned belay from Lindsey. Had a couple of visits with Al Coull previously this year. On the first day could get past the bottom crux. Day two, on third redpoint hit the jugs and stuck the glue for a second. Today on first redpoint got […]

Build up To Spain

Posted by on October 17, 2007 at 5:42 pm

Previous high point on La Puta Rue F8b+ in March, Margalef, Spain. I’ll be heading back to Spain in less than four weeks to try and complete the unfinished projects from my last visit. Top of my agenda is to complete an F8b+ at Margalef I tried called A La Puta Rue which crosses a […]

Back on Track

Posted by on October 15, 2007 at 5:35 pm

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th. After a hard week I was keen to get climbing this weekend. My finger was feeling sore after finishing the Aggazzis traverse on Sunday and Monday. Tuesday’s training didn’t happen as I felt rubbish and instead opted for an early night to sleep it off. I finally managed some training […]

Game Over

Posted by on September 19, 2007 at 12:23 am

Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th September. After getting past the crux on Full Tilt last weekend only to pump off I really tried to clock up the hours on the board this week. I was rewarded by completing my long standing F8b PE problem this time pulling through on the final 6b crux 33 moves […]


Posted by on September 10, 2007 at 5:02 pm

Sunday 9th September. After last weeks disappointing effort on Full Tilt I was resolute to improve. To improve my fitness levels I ran for thirty minutes each evening mid week. Tuesday’s training was nothing special but on Thursday I found myself breaking a six week plateau by nearly climbing one of my PE problems. Instead […]

Steall Me a Break Through

Posted by on September 5, 2007 at 5:34 pm

Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd September. With the late arrival of the Azores high things have been quiet on the weather front across most of the country so at a push I agreed to a trip to Kilnsey and Steall Hut crag this weekend. On Saturday I headed back to Kilnsey with Iain Moody. After […]

Core Issues

Posted by on August 29, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Saturday 25th – Sunday 26th August. I headed back down to Kilnsey again this weekend with Iain Moody. On Saturday I was disappointed to find that several key holds were still wet on Full Tilt, too many to justify redpointing. I did manage to workout a knee bar that was good enough to rest the […]

Wings of Steel

Posted by on August 23, 2007 at 5:00 pm

Wednesday 22nd August. After another terrible forecast for the weekend I was glad I had a mid week holiday booked from work to get back to Yorkshire. On Saturday I made do with a Ratho session and got surprisingly pumped trying a F7c that took three goes. Also sadly, due to the poor weather the […]

Objective Overload

Posted by on August 14, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Thursday 9th, Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th. On Thursday evening I finally managed to get back to Glen Ogle to try Ceasefire with Mike Tweedley. However, the closing light of late summer only gave us a couple of hours. Having nearly done Ceasefire some 10 years ago falling on the top crux, I hoped for a […]

North West 4.2

Posted by on August 5, 2007 at 5:13 pm

Richie Betts going for the onsight of Mactalla F7b. Saturday-Sunday 4th August. I had planned another trip to the North West with Iain Moody after our last visit in March to finish of some routes. Finally better weather and clear calenders landed on the same day and we made our way back to try some […]

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