Tag Archives: Nick

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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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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Route Baggying

5th August 2016 Baggy Point Lost Horizon – VS 5a – Lead Doors of Perception – E1 5b – Second So what do you do when the drive up to the Culm delivers constant rain showers right up to when … 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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Old Favorites

19th September 2015 Carn Barra Super Crack – VS 4c – Alt Lead Axis – VS 5a – Lead Fourteen Fathoms – E2 5c – Second I’ve been to Porthgwarra loads of times but never considered parking up nearer the … Continue reading

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How wide is your gatehole?

17th April 2015 Bosigran Ridge Area Waltzing Matilda – HVS 5b – Alt Lead (Dogged) Mandalay – HVS 5a – Second Anzac Day – E1 5b – Lead Imphal – E2 5c – Second (Dogged) … is not a question you … Continue reading

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Scarred!

9th September 2014 Carn Gowla Fine Line – V Diff – Second The intention had been to find ‘Cave Wall Traverse’, described as isolated in the cc book. It turned out to be not just isolated but illusive as well. … Continue reading

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Please sir, can I have some more…

3rd August 2014 Pedn Kei / Carn Gloose / Zawn Duel Fagin – HVS 5a – Lead Astral Stroll – E1 5b – Alt Lead The nerves started a couple of days earlier when Nick text me about climbing on … Continue reading

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Getting your tactics right

28th July 2013 St Gova’ns Head and Stuntsman’s Buttress Tactician – HVS 5a – Second Big Sea Running – E1 5b – Second Sometimes you just have to get on with things and take a chance. Today was one of … Continue reading

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