It was awesome to take photos of you all at The Project Climbing Centre Flashmasters Winter Comp. Series. It was a much harder set than the others but you guys smashed it!
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Recently, we have started climbing quite a lot with a local climber, Chris Weedon. He has been climbing for best part of 17 years and is still psyched! He convinced Pymn, Tom and me to head to South Wales, the Gower, for a quick weekend away and some seriously steep sport. It was an awesome trip full of amazing rock, beautiful beaches and hard climbs.
Check out When in Benidorm…climb!?! for the full write up.
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Pymn smashing ‘Gemma Boom’
The view of Puig Campana from Sella.
Tom working some steep stuff in Gandia.
Tom catching a slip on ‘Tai Chi’
Pymn getting high on ‘Tai Chi’
Tom getting horizontal in Gandia.
Tom cutting loose.
You can just about see the unknown climber at the top of the 7b to 8b link up.
Pymn flashing a 7a at Forada.
Sam keeping close on ‘Tai Chi’
Sam swinging in to view.
Pymn eyeing up the rest of ‘Tai Chi’
Pymn getting horizontal in Gandia.
Sam reaching the good break.
Tom climbing ‘Tai Chi’
Tom lowering off ‘Tufa Groove’
Alex warming up on the steep stuff.
Pymn climbing out of the top of ‘Parle”
Chilling at the top of Puig Campana. Right to left Pymn, Tom, Sam
Tom belaying Pymn on Gemma Boom.
Alex abseiling in to ‘Parle’
Tom climbing along side an unknown climber at Forada.
Sam heading up ‘Tufa Groove’
Tom climbing in to the sun at Sella.
Sam getting his reach on.
Hahaha looking good, Tom and Pymn.
Pymn storming up Tufa Groove.
So we haven’t posted much recently mainly because we have been out climbing as much as possible. With the long nights we don’t get in till past 10 and if we have head torches in our bags later.
I have been mainly climbing on Portland working my way through the Top 50’s with Emmie. Some to note if you are coming to the island ‘Burning Skies’, ‘Walking the King’, ‘Portland Heights’ (not yet clean) and ‘Too Wish The Impossible’ my first ever 7a onsight!
I have also added a few new climbs to my project list one being ‘Kendo Nagasaki’ which next time we go there I should get and also the amazing but big project ‘Zinc Oxide Mountain’.
Hope everyone is enjoying the sun?
Sam working hard at ‘Golden Pants Area’
Crimp Tom!!!! Golden Pants Area
Onsight Tuesday, Pymn following with the flash of ‘Too Wish The Impossible’.
Beautiful day at ‘Blacknor’
Pymn on ‘Superfly Guy’
Here are a few photos from my adventures down ‘The Cuttings’. I have also wrote my adventures in a few write ups which you can find here.
The Cuttings Diary: Part 1
The Cuttings Diary: Part 2
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Connie working Made in the Shade.
Not bad for a selfie hey?, Portland.
Emmie working hard on an awkward problem on Bird Shit Boulder
Tom working his way up ‘E.T Boulder’
Connies eyes fixed on the prize.
Pymn getting the reach at ‘Bird Shit Boulder’.
Sam holding on at ‘Terror Boulder’
Tom working the traverse.
Winner! Sam at the top of ‘Terror Boulder’
Connie on a day out at the ‘Highball Wall’.
The evening dieing down over The White Tower.
Tom working the crimps.
Sam swinging a heel up at ‘The Tank’.
Sam on the long slab traverse.
Sam and Ed working hard in Forggatt.
Connie getting the top out done.
Tom getting his feet high on the mossy slab at Sunset Boulders
Tom keeping his feet in check on ‘Deliverance’
Pymn reaching for the sky on ‘Deliverance’
Sam getting his heel high.
Tom working his way up a slopery arete using the heel hook at the Plantation
The sun starting to break through, drying out the damp boulders
Angus check out where next.
Checking out ‘Deliverance’ in the wet.
Pymn working his way up the unknown slab solo
Ed working ‘Deliverance’
A nice view after a wet day.
Sam working out a slab at Froggatt.
Evie with a her hero Pymn carrying her off with her injured paw.
Connie concentrating on the slaby part of ‘Deliverance’.
These snaps are from our recent trip to The Peak District, check out the write up here.
Pymn spreading wide on ‘Red Rain’, Swanage.
Toe hook of glory on ‘Gorilla Tactics’
Sam working the start of ‘Red Rain’
Angus Warming up.
Tom warming up.
An amazing crag dog!
Pymn preparing himself.
Pymn working ‘Red Rain’
Angus moving in to the no hands rest.
Cup of Joe.
Pymn playing in the cave.
Sam with a high foot.
Ed with a very similar high foot.
Angus on the overhang ‘Gorilla Tactics’
The face of relief, getting the winning hold on ‘Gorilla Tactics’
Tom pondering life, or what shoes to buy next.
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Nom nom nom!
Angus making moves on Ritual Slaughter.
Sam reaching for the next move.
Pymn locking the knee in.
Nearly there Connie.
Pymn popping for the top.
Connie working out what’s next, Cheddar
Camp set, now to climb!
Tom with a cheeky heel.
Seb smashing Raw Deal.
The colourful pair arriving with ice cream in hand.
Pymn cutting loose on Raw Deal
To hear about our return trip to Cheddar Gorge click here.
Sam working a killer finger crack.
Ice on the routes.
Sam working a killer finger crack.
To know more about this trip to Cheddar click Here.