I’ve just returned from a weeks trip to Font, we went over and met up with Gaz and Steph, friends from The Depot, Jennings and a big group staying at The House. We had some good cold conditions, perfect for sending, not brilliant for camping. But as a manly men (and women), most of us handled the cold…
My favourite climb of the trip was a send on the first day at Gorge Du Houx - Gargontoit 7a+. A brilliant high overhanging prow with some burly and some quite precarious moves. Initial goes, the crux felt impossible, the “hold” was nothing.
Impossible to hold until you had the nerve to bring up a high heel and weight it. Convincing myself I can hold onto nothing while I placed the heel took some doing, I took a large dose of MTFU and after testing the mats a couple of times I stuck it.
I also managed to send, Egoiste 7a and Egoiste Assis 7a+ at Apremont. Les Vacances à Bombay 6c (Sandbag!!!) at Petit Bois. L’Angle de la Pierre Ôtée 6b, Surplomb des Frelons 6c, Le Jeu du Toit 7a, and Graviton 7a, (2nd go) at Roche aux Sabots. I was really gutted to drop the flash of Duroxmanie 6c at Cuvier Rampart too. That went down second go. A close second in the best problem of the week.