Follow Five Ten

  • Facebook Page: 48708964129
  • Twitter: 5ten
  • Vimeo: fiveten
  • YouTube: FiveTenTV

September 2010 Report from Karin Magog

 
September 2010 Report from Karin Magog
 
October 21, 2010 -  Karin Magog    
 

A bit of a mixed month this month. My main objective was to red-point Le Lapine but I was also keen to start doing some strength training for our trip in November. I arrived at Kilnsey feeling good but found someone already on Le Lapine so I decided to have another look at Complete Control F8a, a link-up between WYSIWYG and They Brush Me. I'd had a brief look at the top half in August when the start was wet and thought it suited me, being more vertical and crimpy. I wasn't wrong. I nipped up and put the draws in and climbed the finish a couple of times, then came back down. After a brief rest I went for the red-point and was soon clipping the belay – success.

 

I then decided to have a go on Le Lapine anyway and was very close on a couple of attempts but didn't quite nail the final dead-point. Still I felt it was almost a formality and that next time at the crag it would go. Unfortunately not, off at the same point another few times! My last day on the route was a nightmare. I was feeling fairly worn down as I'd been bouldering a lot plus the rain was blowing in and the finish got wet, so altogether a disaster. The crag then got soaked and it seemed the Kilnsey season was at an end. A fortnight later we headed to a very hot Malham but once it clouded over conditions were good so I jumped on Conehead, a very fingery F8a+ on the upper tire. It came together well and I was quite psyched but again the weather was against us and Malham was a right-off. So instead I've been doing quite a bit of bouldering both inside and out and I'm starting to feel the benefit, it's been a nice change.

 

Popular Stories

The Last Foreigner - Bernd Zangerl
01-04-2015 - 
It’s already the sixth time that I am coming back to this mountain...
Autumn 2014: A Growing Team - Will Roderick
Will Roderick
01-05-2015 - 
This past term at school has certainly been action packed. Although school projects...
A New Beginning - Eric Sethna
Eric Sethna
01-18-2015 - 
What a year it’s been! In April, I turned the page to a...
Rhapsody In Rock - Nic Rummel
Nic Rummel
01-02-2015 - 
My summer was spent in McCall, Idaho. Thirty miles south there lies one...