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Short Sharp Shock

Posted by on August 6, 2009 at 11:07 pm
Sharpness Calling, Fr 7b+, Glen Croe.

Sharpness Calling, Fr 7b/+, Glen Croe. The plan today had been to head up the Cobbler but the weather had other plans. We opted for a few routes in Glen Croe instead. I tried Short Sharp Shock E4 6a but messed up the onsight (oh well). Pumped and unconfident about the gear I cowered down […]

Another Rat Race Epic

Posted by on July 20, 2009 at 2:01 pm

Headed to Upper Cave today with Stuart intending to do some trad. The weather was cold for the first time in ages, perfect for the sport! Since I was tired I decided to stick to the plan and got on Rat Race E4 6a. Cave crag was one of the first crags I visited early […]

Cambie Cleanup

Posted by on July 12, 2009 at 12:37 am

Well so much for the great Cambie Clean-up. After all the talk it was only Mike and Myself that turned up. We scratched our heads for a while trying to decide what the day should actually involve and in the end just cleaned up some garbage and trimmed a couple of trees. The routes looked […]

Liminality

Posted by on July 1, 2009 at 11:47 am

Headed up to Glen Nevis with Alan for some trad and ended up at Buzzard crag. We had hoped it would be the best plan to avoid the midges. We later found it was a sun trap. We tried Liminality E7 6b the striking arete but found it hard going in the heat. The left […]

Not Really That Fearsome

Posted by on July 1, 2009 at 11:45 am

Went to Ratho out with Jess for a quick evenings climbing. Got on Shear Fear E2 5c, the gob smacking flake crack at the back of the quarry which I should have done ages ago. Managed to get nicely pumped sticking the gear in before I finally committed to laybacking out the flake. I was […]

Cambusbarron P2

Posted by on June 24, 2009 at 1:33 pm

After a bit of finger boarding headed to Cambusbarron with Niall on Wednesday night. Niall went for Both Ends Burning E5 6b. I had planned to try and onsight this at some point but since the rope was up I thought what the hell. The climbing was brilliant involving a lot of smeary crack lurching. […]

Under Sexed

Posted by on June 9, 2009 at 11:52 pm

Went to Cambusbaron with Niall tonight. Did Trail Balzer E2 5c but was too tired to try the E3′s. It was a reminder of what trad is really like. Hanging about in leg pumping positions, gulping between the gear with the added bonus of hollow dirty holds. Mmm quarries. The trad ladder continues. Another 12 […]

Dalriada P3

Posted by on June 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm

As planned Mike and I headed back up the Cobbler on Monday under roasting blue skies. Luckily some cloud came in for the grunt work getting up the hill. Still I watched the sauna like sweat drip off my forehead a pool into my glasses. After rigging and a clean top rope of the route […]

Dalriada P2

Posted by on May 31, 2009 at 1:38 pm

The weather wasn’t waiting for me to get over recent illness with a cracking forecast of blue skies for the next three days. So as promised headed back up the Cobbler with Michael to try Dalriada. It was a bit of an effort to get up and down and I wanted to do was sleep […]

sLimekilns

Posted by on May 25, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Managed to get a couple of routes done tonight at Limekilns with Jess for a bit of head training. Wobbled a bit up Elgin Crack E2 5b which was pretty good. Also did some other HVS before the rain started. Had a look at Iron Fist again, it looks pretty cool. Need to work my […]

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