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General blog slackness

Il be honest, I’ve been pretty slack on the blog case recently. So this one is going to be a bit of a general round up of the last few months. As per usual Jan and Feb were pretty quiet on the “cragging” front. Apart from a couple of excursions to probably one of the […]

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When it Rains, It Pours!

When it Rains, It Pours!

December hasn’t been the best of months, not only have I been working every hour god sends covering my supposedly best mate while he’s away jet setting all over the word. “Why didn’t I think about that for my honeymoon”. On the few days that I have had off it has been rather wet. So […]

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“Brean Topping”

I first tried Brean topping back at the start of the summer of 2010.  For some strange reason I thought it would be a good idea to try a route that has a couple of the smallest crimps I’ve ever pulled on in the blazing sunshine. As you would expect I didn’t gain much from […]

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“Tuppence”

Back at the start of July a small team of us headed down to Anstey’s Cove for the weekend. Matt had his eye on “The Cider Soak” F8a and I was going to have a look at “Tuppence” F8B. We got down there and the conditions were far from perfect, being that we were in […]

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Too much work, very little play!

So It’s been a while since my last blog post. September hasn’t really been a good month of climbing for me, after getting back from Magic wood work has gone hectic.  I managed to get out early in September to Ban y gor. I hadn’t heard great things about it but Matt had been once already and […]

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“Shoot” timer-remote/ Roast dinner time lapse

I just got my “Shoot” timer-remote today. This is a cable remote that you can set to control your camera to take picture every second for 10 minutes, for example. As it was a cloudy dark night I decided to shoot my first time-lapse of cooking my roast dinner. As you can see It came […]

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Magic Wood, Switzerland…

  After working 10 long days back-to-back, I had finally packed the van and we were on the road.  We left Bristol around 6pm and arrived in Dover at 9:30pm with no problems.  I had planned on sleeping on the ferry, but with the usual shenanigans and ferry antics that didn’t really happen.     […]

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Taming the Lion “E6 6c”

Taming the Lion “E6 6c”

With the south side of Cheddar still closed and having done most of the sport routes that I want to do on the north side I felt it was time for a little change. I have always vowed never to do trad in Cheddar just because I know how many holds come off on any […]

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Playing with HDR

I was researching HDR (high dynamic range) photography this morning and decided to give it a go. So I took my camera out with me when I took the dogs for a walk and this is what I came back with.

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“Will Stanton” F8a/+

After having a rest day on Sunday Al and I headed to Cheddar on Monday after I finished work. We went back up to Unknown bay for Will Stanton. I Stick clipped up to the 3rd bolt then went bolt to bolt to the top to warm up. I lowered down and felt pretty fresh […]

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