Funny game climbing, sometimes its like buses, you wait for ages, getting more and more frustrated, and then, just when you've given up, two come along at once.
Keyword - Rock climbing
Long Routes - Petzl Team extend themselves July 17, 2009
The Petzl Roc trips get better and better, bigger and bigger. This year was no exception, with single pitch routes 100m long, I don't think they get any longer. I was invited again, obviously as the token Brit, there for dry humour and poor dress sense and perhaps because I've won a few trips, even up against the likes of Sharma and Andrada. Fortunately they hadn't spotted it was clearly either a fluke or involved some serious cunning. On performance alone I think I'd be lucky to scrape in!
Mecca survives! June 12, 2009
Hardly news to 99.999% of climbers, but to those that care, the starting block falling off at the start of Mecca was a big issue!
Skymasters 2009 April 5, 2009
Weak go home December 18, 2008
Reaching the new 'super crag' above the Spanish town of
Link - ups: do they count for much? November 2, 2008
Not really, but does anything in our sport really make sense? We look for the hardest way up the wall, then try and find the easiest way up it! Link-ups are fun for training, though often make two OK routes into one really good one.
Deep Water Soloing in Denmark August 14, 2008
I was hoping for others to get to the top in the competition, to share first place. I guess that doesn't make me a great competition climber!
Rapsody [E11] July 8, 2008
So far this year climbing seems to be going well. I managed to redpoint a new 9a/9a+. I always thought it was 9a+, but it went fast, so I wondered, is it really so hard???