Saturday, 2 April 2011

Cool Again

Of course no sooner have you thought that spring has arrived then the temperature drops by six or seven degrees and the cloud and murk return.

Last Sunday we were going to head down to Chee Tor but the weather suddenly turned and going on a north facing crag with a strong easterly blowing wasn't going to be the best idea in March so we relocated to Trowbarrow Quarry to get a few routes done there. With five of us in the team we ended up as a three and a two but since most routes are single pitch or have an easy pitch to get to the main climbing.
Gaz on the crux of Coral Sea, VS 4c

Having grown up not far away from the quarry on the other side of the bay, I've done most of the routes that are worth doing here several times so it was more a case of getting more footage done to get my head in to shape. Whilst we did nothing above HVS, I found everything felt at least a technical grade less than it was given so it seems that things are coming together. Just need more climbing now and I'll start progressing through the grades.

Mike on the middle section of Javelin, E1 5b

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