Saturday, 28 November 2009

Giveaway Project of the Month - November

I had a bit of difficulty picking this months freebie. I seem to be increasing in my enthusiasm for getting stuff done lately, and correspondingly my Optimism that I might actually try any of these has risen. However, snow has fallen on these thar hills and a winter mindset is now required. I have two Plum winter lines to give away, but these require more research (I.e have they been done already).

The long and the short of it is this month I'm giving away an entire unclimbed crag, although you might have to wait until its unfrozen / dry.
Meet Mynydd Drws y Coed:

This piccy is from that font of all knowledge Geograph. This is due to me forgetting my camera on my first aquaintence. I was out scrambing and the sun hit those crags on the right and made them glow like a box of Terry's all Gold. Further extensive research has failed to find any sign of prevous routes so fill your boots. The aretes look pretty clean, but I reckon the undercut butress could yield the best results.

Enjoy the walk in.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

My Favourite Quarry

Got To hang out here again today, a quick two hour hit in the hideous weather. The fact that I thouroghly enjoyed myself and had plenty of adventure points just goes to show what a cool place Mancer Quarry is. Effectively i went in to scout out the buttress below Liquid Armbar for Deep Water Soloing potential (its too ledgey) but got to do some pruning on the belay tree, abseil into the lake for a swim, and observe very large newly deposited boulders...
There's also quite a lot of new routing potential here (there are only two routes in this photo)
However, I'm waiting for another rather large block to fall off before my next offwidth here is safe enough to try.
(it was a bit cold tho')

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

She's Quite a Lady..

Gabriel that is..

The worlds first 5.13 Squeeze chimney.

Just Knowing its there fills me with good feelings and suitable psyche to ignore the hurricane outside.

inspiring effort from Shanti

(leg lifts are going well.. must keep going)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Sucking in the gut

The price of complacency is weakeness. A dismal month of work and weather has resulted in my eye temporarily being destracted from higher things. Indoor bouldering is all well and good, but my offwidth fitness has taken a dive, at least from my highly scientific calculations.. (I can only do 2 pull ups with legs in pike rather than 6).
It is writen that without vision people perish, Well I'm wringing out the psyche! There's unclimbed rock in them there hills!
(Note the footpath to unclimbed rock leaving the level on the right)

So Those who have contact with me in the real world, I value your beration to drive me towards some semblance of fitness. The rain can't last forever!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Say hello to my little friend..

The Summer is now over, The Winter draws on...

And My Hat is out of hibernation.
Warm fuzzy feelings..