My life has revolved around pretty much anything else but climbing over the last month or so. I’ve been on 2 stag party’s, got married and spent 2 fabulous weeks in the sunshine on honeymoon.
Although I did have many good intentions while away of getting some time in the gym. Fine food and exciting cocktails have rather taken their toll on my waistline and motivation. I hit up the Depot on Thursday evening sporting a fine bronze tan, to say I climbed lathargicaly was an understatement. I felt heavy and seemed to have lost the burl. I managed pretty much all the new wood circuit v3-5 but had to fight on some.
Today Lee, Mick and I threw ourselves into the deepend and went to probably the only dry crag in the peak Raven Tor. First up was Bashers Problem, 7a. I got the numbers from Guy and set off from the damp undercuts in the roof, making the initial couple of moves to the break easily, I flicked the heel up and made the heel/toe work well and was eyeing up the finishing jug, I went with the wrong hand though and missed it by a mile. A cheese butty and few goes later it was put to bed with my usual climbing style, power over technique. Lee crushed it too. Mick was finding the powerful starting moves a bit much.
We moved onto Saline Drip 7a and found it the living end. Moving onto Wild in me, 6c Lee despatched it quickily, I found a different sequece to get to the first jug but the short card was played for the last move. (maybe the fat card is more suitable) Mick sieged it and snagged it just at home time. All in all a good first day back on real rock, its inspired me to stop eating cake and get back to training hard.