Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Coed Brenin Enduro 2014

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Tough times on the grit...

I was down in the Peak District for the weekend to visit family and do a couple of errands, but managed to squeeze in a great half days climbing with Toby on the gritstone.

A VS (can't remember the name)

The weather was okay, and I mean just okay.... it drizzled a little and was quite cold. We started at Gardoms Edge, which is always quiet (people wise), but alas a wee bit green and neglected.

Toby skating (feet) on the polish

We did 3 great routes which were all entertaining, finishing here by getting thrashed on a hard - HVS (well maybe it wasn't that hard but we both struggled). After this battle we needed salvation so tramped across the moor to Birchen Edge to climb 3 more, much cleaner (but very polished) routes. A successful trip back to the homeland....

Monday, 11 April 2016

Guilty pleasures (rock!)!

I had many plans for this weekend including skiing (fresh snow in Scotland), visiting family, french homework, climbing and contacting old friends....

Theres a dry bit of rock!!! Are you sure?

George on an E1 (not sure what!)

In reality I climbed all weekend, at Wallowbarrow on Saturday, which was very damp on arrival, but did eventually dry.

And on Sunday I had a really fun day trip to the Peak District to climb with Shaw, Judith and Ben.

Stanage (North)

Judith on the grit
So I didn't totally achieve what I planned to do, but what a great weekend, and quite diverse climbing  from Lake district volcanic, to Derbyshire Gritstone :-)

Beautiful Stanage :-) 

Me battling something!