Tag Archives: 4b

Ian and Toms super tangly ropes (or how not to organise your safety!)

5th May 2017 Bosigran/The Great Zawn Simple Simon – HS 4b – Lead Picnic – VS 5a – Lead The Variety Show – HVS 5a – Lead A great day at Bosigran with three climbs that all delivered on the … Continue reading

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Secret Spot!

23rd August 2016 Gull Rock Solid Air – VS 4b – Lead Shivering Timbers – VS 4b – Second Every surfers dream is to find a secret spot. Somewhere where you get perfect waves all to yourself while others thrash … Continue reading

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Doing the Turkey (or something thereabouts)

6th August 2016 Hartland/ Blackchurch Loose Women – E1 5b – Alt Lead (dgd) Right of Spring – VS 4c – Lead Notre Dame – VS 4b – Second So here was the big day. Sacre Coeur here I come. … Continue reading

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Feet of endurance

15th July 2016 Carn Kenidjack Thane – E1 5b – Lead Gneiss Gnome – HS 4b – Second The Stormbringer – E3 5c – TR (dnf) I love Carn Kenidjack! It’s official. Probably the crag of my best leads and … Continue reading

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This plan sucks!

8th July 2016 Lands End / Dingo Area Blue – HS 4b – Lead (just…) The header just about summed up my feelings as I started on the opening moves of Blue for the umpteenth time (8 or 9 attempts at least). … Continue reading

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David Blane… ‘eat your heart out’

3rd June 2016 Screda Point Needle Direct – VS 4b – Lead Seabreeze – HS 4a – Second Tourist Trap – E1 5b – Lead (dnf) T/R Neither Nick or I have any concept of how long it actually takes … Continue reading

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Who yanked our chain

27th June 2015 Cheesewring Quarry Figuzzi – HS 4b – Alt Lead Sunset Arete – VS 4c – Lead Simanon Direct – HVS 4c – Lead Cheesewring quarry has not been the site of many classic days for me. In … Continue reading

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The new improved moving belay….

6th April 2015 Carn Barra Weasle – VS 4c – Lead Sea Fox – HS 4b – Second Rapido – E1 5a – TR When you anchor yourself in at the top of a climb the most reassuring aspect is … Continue reading

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Little guns….. “Meet the Beak”

21st March 2015 Porth Loe Buttress The Beak – E1 5b – Lead (dnf) Times Remembered – HS 4b – Lead This was well and truly the first proper day of spring. Equinox, Eclipse, New Moon. And mega sunshine. The … Continue reading

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Feb! Really?

6th February 2015 Black Carn North Gelert – HS 4b – Lead Pudsey – VS 4c – Second Wasp Pant Terror – HVS 4c – Lead Cro Magnon Man – E2 5b/5c – TR Dogged With the cold snap continuing we … Continue reading

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