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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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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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“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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“Summer Sessions”

With Alan not working at the moment he always seems to be badgering me to go climbing during the week. So Thursday night we made a plan to climb on Friday. with both of us wanting to sport climb and the hot weather making it rather difficult to climb hard, we had to make some sacrifices. Like getting […]

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A38

You always find around this time of year it can be quite difficult to get out and do what you want to do. It’s either really hot or wet and most of the time it’s both of those things put together. With half of cheddar closed and it being a bit too warm for most local sport […]

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A Greek Salad

I always used to hear people talking about these fantastic 40m dripping tufa lines and raving about how good the climbing is, but it wasn’t until I set foot on the island that I realised they weren’t joking. This trip came about when my best man (Matt Cox) and I got together to organise my […]

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