Friday, 5 April 2013

Winter keeps giving...

So what a crazy couple of weeks we've had here! We were totally snowed in all of last week, having had a huge dump of snow. The most I've seen up here for sure! So was a bit light on the work and climbing front. 

So apart from all the white stuff, managed a great day out in the Churnet a few weeks ago now. Joining forces with Jon Clark who got some awesome photos on the day.
Ethan and I both managed to send the amazing line Cornelius (super highball V9/E7) and I got mega flustered on the big scary wall of The Inaccessible E5 6a. 
A few days later we were up at Curbar again with a couple more ticks in the bank...
Ulysses or bust E5 6b- A beautiful sharp arĂȘte with the crux right at the top!
and Mensa E6 6b- An under-rated line with some quality climbing.

Then finally, last weekend we managed to get out of the village and headed Staffordshire way. We intended to get up to the Roaches firstly but were quickly turned away by some park guys, after apparently peringines were found nesting up at the crag. So plan B was Gib torr which was a great little spot.
Did a couple a great problems The Fin sitter V8 and a cracking highball Gibbering Wreck V8.
We then headed over to a very windy and freezing Ramshaw and I got my way up the scary and totally unique Clippity Clop...E7 6c 
And so thats all for now folks... off to the Jura next week for a bit of a change!

Cornelius vid...

Crazy ice formation at Alton towers hotel!

Crux pull off Cornelius (photo Jon Clark)

Pebble pulling on Inaccessible (photo Jon Clark)

Mensa at Curbar (JC)

Ulysses or bust (JC)

Crux stretch on Ulysses (JC)

Clippity clop, clippity clop, clippity clop 

New slippers from Red Chili!!! Hot or what!

Staffordshire Cowboys video...