Tag Archives: HVS

We’re going to a Bear Hug

29th April 2017 Pendower Coves Pendower Grooves – VS 4c – Lead The Cut – Severe 4a – Second Pendower Direct – HVS 5a – Lead (dnf) Time Tavern – VS 4c – Alt Lead What an amazing location! And … Continue reading

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No longer a Bane

17th April 2017 Pedn-Men-An-Mere Vespula (The Wasp) – HVS 5a – Second Midnight Express – E1 5b – Lead Bermuda Wall – E3 5c – Abysmal failure Some days are seminal because they mark an occasion when you conquer a … Continue reading

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Cracking Up

7th October 2016 Sennen Dolphin Cracks – HVS 5a – Lead Commando Crack – VS 5a – Second Six Blade Knife – E2 5b – TR So my second attempt at Dolphin Cracks ended up roughly the same way as … Continue reading

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Butt Cracks and Ball Sacks

16th Sepotember 2016 Pednvounder Beach/Logan Rock Reach – E2 5c – TR Charlie’s Chank Seaward Arete – 6a-¬†Lead(Eventually) Blondie Jams with Sepultura – HVA 5a – Second (Dgd) As well as being one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall … Continue reading

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Should have gone to Specsavers

2nd and 3rd September 2016 Swanage Boulder Ruckle Finale Groove – HVS 5a – Lead Lightning Wall – HVS 5a – Second Tatra – E1 5b – Alt Lead (Just) Swanage, one of the sunniest locations in the UK. Or … Continue reading

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Bunny Power

8th June 2016 Carn Gowla Silver Dollar – HVS 5a – Alt Lead Well there’s a few lessons to be learned from this climb. When guidebooks refer to Carn Gowla, they are basically using a different form of climbing dictionary.. … Continue reading

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To HVS or not to HVS

24th May 2016 Kellan Head (Upper Buttress) Un-Named – HVS 5a – Lead Mach 3 – HVS 5a – Lead Ink and Ointment – E1 – Second The upper buttress is a brilliant evening location. Fairly easy to walk into, … Continue reading

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The patience of St Piper

27th April 2016 Tater Du Willie’s Way – HVS 5a – Alt Lead Flake Wall – VS 4c – Alt Lead There are times when you wonder how your body and your mind get along. The body is willing, but … Continue reading

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Where did that f@*!ing train come from!

21st ¬†April 2016 Sennen Slippery Slab – VS 5a – Lead On Your Marks – HVS 5a – Alt Lead That was basically what I was thinking as we left Sennen after a great but fairly gruelling days climbing. My … Continue reading

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Time to go back to Skool

7th April 2016 Trewarvas Joy Direct – VS 4c – Lead William’s Chiney – HVS 5b – Lead Your laces should not really be an issue in climbing, unless you lose the ability to tie them. This seemed to be … Continue reading

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