Friday, 28 March 2014

El Winter update

 So the last few of months have been fairly busy with work and other stuff and not loads of climbing except for training at the wall, hence not having much to write about on el blog but thats all changed last couple of weeks after having had some cracking days out and about.  It been a long, 3 month wait of wet weather but it all came good finally. So anyway felt like I had enough interesting stuff worthy writing a blog about so here we go...
Spent 11 days out in Siurana (Spain) over New Year. Was nice to be back sport climbing again after quite some time out. Wasn't one of my best trips climbing wise feeling abit out of touch but great to be back on some long pumpy routes again. Great to see a load of people and hang out in a awesome place.

Examining the guide on my first visit up to Montsant 

L'olla sectuer Siurana 

Cheeky little fellow caught sunbathing

Beautiful sunsets as always in Spain 


Rope Access work down at the 'lovely' Butlins in Minehead and Skeggness. Some interesting rigging and great views!

Spent a great weekend down in Dartmouth with my buddies from our Canadian trip last summer. Got the finishing interviews for the film about our expedition which will be out very soon! Got a couple of stills from the film of The Corba boulder. Here's the taster to the film

Cirque Of The Unclimbables - Trailer Part 1 from Kinetic Challenges on Vimeo.

The Cobra from the film edit of the Cirque of Unclimables 

Spent the morning getting wet and overly excited on Muzz's jetkski!

Some of the sends from the last few weeks in glorious Derbyshire

Ed on the desperate Adrian Berry route Elm street E8 6c at Millstone

A well proctected E6 6c Mothers Pride

Ulyessse E6 6b at the Stanage Plantation

Two views of the crux moves of the incredible line Edge lane E5 5c at Millstone 

                               The last scary move on Simba's Pride E8 6b at Burbage South

                     Jose having just had his rope cut by the gate of the karabiner! Be warned... 

                                       Dawes route Avoiding the traitors E7 6c at Bamford

                                          Best view in the Peak over looking Ladybower

Me and Mike sheltering from a sudden shower

                                                 Green Death E5 5c, nearly at the peg...

Auto de fe E4 6a on a baking day up at Rivelin edge

And finally my project the last few months kitting out my new Caddy, ready for some trips this spring!