Grit ground upping is what I've been up to recently, in between college, work and all that kind of stuff. These days are always fun and throw up some good challenges to just crack on with and have a go at.
Anyway a few weeks ago I had a nice Curbar day out, with some friends and the wind, (very windy). I managed to warm up with a flash of Slackers, an E6 balancy arete, orginally given E7 so I believe! (could be wrong on my history there though.) We then moved on to White Lines, a route originally given E7 but in the new guide gets E6. Its a slab route with press and rock over kind of moves, with the crux at the top of the slab just before the gear and final roof. Crikey what a tough E6 that was! I managed to Flash the route, but had to dig extremely deep before the break when I couldn't get my right foot into the correct position.(Well as close to flash as you get, I traversed the first 3 moves about 3 foot off the floor then decided to traverse back for some reason but couldn't make the step back onto the floor so jumped the last 2 foot bit.)