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Training, finger boards and a flying visit up to the Peak

Now that eating, drinking and Christmas is all out the way life can start to get back to some normality. Normality for me at the moment is training! Since being reselected for the British Bouldering team all my attention has been focused on training. It’s kinda fortunate really as this poor British climate isn’t so […]

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Spain October 2012

I’ve finally got around to going through photos from our trip to Spain back in October. Unfortunately November was so busy I didn’t get time to write a post about it and it seems a bit late to do it now. So here’s a few selected photos from our trip.   Enjoy…

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Tis the season for the Grit

Tis the season for the grit! After what seemed like a very long November, I finally got my first full weekend off in over a month. The plan was for a team to head to Northumberland for a long weekend. By the time it had come round, it turned out to just be myself and […]

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Gorge du Tarn

Summer (if that’s what you’d call it). Come the end of August, Heath and I got so fed up of the lousy weather we headed to France in search of some sun, vitamin D and dry rock. After hearing that the Gorge du Tarn had undergone a major re-equipping project and a new guide-book that had […]

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General Blog Slackness part 2

So once again I’ve struggled to keep my blog up to date. This time I’m only going to accept part responsibility. I blame the majority of it on the UK’s sopping wet climate. As most of you that live in the UK will know, it hasn’t really stopped raining since the good spell we had […]

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Image of the day

In November last year Matt and I both finally succeeded on Smashing of Amps.  This route stood out for me last year, as it’s a F7c+ slab and as you can imagine it was pretty hard to get it in condition. Fortunately November brought a day of cold, crisp conditions and as you can see there wasn’t a […]

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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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“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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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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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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