Wednesday, 29 September 2010

World Cup Ratho!




A couple of weeks ago Ed competed in the World Cup up in Ratho in Scotland. He didnt want to write anything so I have instead. He was up against some of the best youth's in the world and came a credible 17th place overall. Ed was happy with his position but know's he can do better. I nicked some photo's from someones facebook showing him competing!!
Nice one!
He's off to Bulgaria today to compete in the European youth competition so will see how that goes.
Rubbish weather here at moment so nothing to report on this front.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Sean's roof

Ed did Sean's roof the other day. He did it with a rope as he didnt want to leave his leg behind in the hole but has gone with the V12 grade as it is too short to be considered a route! Here is a shot and some footage of the ascent.
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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Footage from Ansteys!

Here is some phone footage that we got from Ansteys.
Top is Me on Cider Soak 8a and Bottom is Edwardo on Tuppence 8b.


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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Grit soloing



Havnt had anything that major to report recently. Been abit quiet amusing myself on some of the grit crags round here. Have just been on a solo mission the last few days seeing how many routes I could tick in a day. Did 53 routes at stanage last Sunday which was awesome, then was up there again couple of days ago doing 33 and yesterday did 37 at Burbage north. Nothing hard, just up to HVS but has been great fun just going up, down up. Such freedom and no faffing about with ropes and gear!! Good preparation too for this winter.
Psyched for the grit season to kick off! So many amazing lines to climb.
Here are two shots of a couple of mint routes we did last winter.
Rowley Birkin at Higgar tor and Balance it is at Burbage

Oh and Ed was up in Ratho(again!)competing in the World Youth Cup last weeknd. He will write a wee thing for it.
Chau chau

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Master's Edge shots




Here are some great photo's that Alex Ekins took of us on Master's Edge in Feb/March time. You can check out some more cool shot's on his website at www.alexekins.photoshelter.com