Tag Archives: South West

South West squad day

For the last I don’t know how many years I have worked very closely with young climbers aspiring to be the best.  Whether that is to do well in the Regional rounds of the BMC YCS, or to get through to National Finals, or better still to stand on top of the podium at the […]

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Spring has finally Sprung

Now that Spring is here and the weather is finally picking up, a few of us decided to take advantage of the sunshine and headed down South to Hartland Quay to see what it had to offer. As Hartland is a tidal venue  you ideally want an afternoon low tide, a bit of wind and some […]

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Blocfest @ TCA

There has been a lot of hype about the Blocfest series and now I know the reason why. TCA Bristol hosted the 4th round of the series last Sunday and I think I can speak for everyone that attended that it was an awesome event. The Blocfest team have got it down to a tee, […]

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Bristol Climbing SCENE! Christmas Party

A good friend of mine, Steve has come up with the idea of organising a get together for all  Bristol based Climbers – young, old, static, dynamic, new to the scene and hardcore vets  and even those who have hung up the boots. “I feel we need a party to bring us all together. A […]

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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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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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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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