Friday, January 30, 2009

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Stanage arete's

Headed out to Stanage today with Rich where we met our friends from up north Si and Bec. After a frustrating warm up on Pebble arete i eventualy managed to scratch my way up both sides of it. After cutting some laps for confidence i decided it was time to have a crack at the classic Crescent arete. This is a problem i have always wanted to do but last time i was here the top was always wet so i didn't get to try it. Also i had always been i little imtimidated by it as it is pretty high and slipping off the top would not be a whole heap of fun.
So off we troted padded out the landing booted up and climbed. Sent 1st shot and climbed it in good style, no sketching no head worries just smooth moves. I was happy to say the least great problem climbed in good style good times.
Rich came close to sending Brad Pit and Si was close to Deliverance and the Terrace and i'm sure they will get them done in the next couple of sessions.
A great day on the grit and they're only gonna get better.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Show us your skills

Arnie and Scoots smashing big numbers and the Sherrin


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Well my time in Font is over, and a great time was had. The conditions in the first week were the best i had ever seen, dry and cold. The large amount of snow on the boulders was easily swept off to reveal the dry sticky rock underneath, typicaly i seemed to waste these conditions and didn't get anything done, but the rest of the crew went around smashing big numbers in the box(like they should be).
The next two weeks the weather wasn't as great but we still managed to get out and climb whenever we wanted and got some good things done.
Will be in Uk till March and am looking forward to some Grit .
Thanks to the team for a great trip.