Thursday, 28 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
You see most of these giveaways are surplus bounty, that would require a divorce and a gratis boarding school for me to complete in their entirity.
This month its something I'm quite keen (and Able) to do
Some of my more dangerous stalkers may remember this
Now The last winter has done its work and the Offwidth in question is prime for a quick abb, lever, brush and garden..
...then it would be ready.
Now I'm focussing on the Beast, I'm quite happy for it to go to a loving home.
Back left of the bay on the far right, once clean (or go au natural for the XS tick) approach by the Liquid Armbar Abb. At the Belay continue abbing to the base of the gully on the left looking in. Belay here. From here it will be 10m of easy slab and crack, followed by 30m of vert to overhanging snaking 7inches to body swallower.
Maybe if you were in the area Filming?
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Friday, 15 July 2011
Thursday, 14 July 2011
The weather was warm and dry, Fraser Ball; father to wads, and cracker of obscene jokes was on hand to hold the ropes and destroy my belays, and at last I was revisiting Here.
With Fraser along I could approach the right Eye direct this time (this line was a bit damp last visit) and once through the tunnel we could tackle this:
This was another one of my "probably HVS" projects (the last one was Taith Mawr) that I thought would be a suitable jolly for me and Fraser. It turned out (as usual) to be a bit exciting and tricky. Proper good value, all in all. The sort of thinky, scary, body achey climbing I enjoy. Unlike the Midges that the humid evening invited out to eat us, reppellant left in the bags.....
Ho Hum, Here's the full Description of sorts:
Tales of the Golden Monkey E2 4c, 5c. 20m, 30m.
Named after This, But My memory prefered the cadence of golden to gold.
1. 20m 4c. Start Golgotha side right of the mouth of the skull. Scramble then climb dirct in to the right eye socket.
Follow the tunnel to the Twll Mawr side.
2. 30m 5c. Exit left looking out to find the groove round the corner. Climb this on small to diddy gear with much head scratching and muttering to a ledge, where a continuation groove above (staggered right) spits you out onto the tourist path.
Mark Dicken, Fraser Ball (13/7/11)