Chocolate and climbing. My two big passions. Perhaps best kept separate, but I couldn’t resist a chance of combing the two!
Actually I always combine the two, with some kind of chocolate always in the bag of essential climbing kit, but when I got asked to come and climb a tower made of chocolate with a chocolate waterfall I wasn’t going to refuse! The latest attraction at Alton Towers was a climbing tower modelled on the famous Rocky Bar, if you know these you’ll know they are pretty nice! The wall has real chocolate in its paint, and a real chocolate waterfall, though, unfortunately, for health and safety reasons it’s not recommended to have it pour directly into your mouth!
So I went down to hang around, clamber about, and taste the chocolate experience. Though I didn’t actually fancy a lick of the wall, I did get to leap off the top when health and safety weren’t looking, and as a reward I got 500 rocky bars. Pity I twisted my knee after falling pretty much the full height of the wall much to the surprise of everyone involved! So a wobbly medial collateral ligament to watch with those deep knee-drops for a while! Risky business this chocolate climbing lark! But the question is, after these 500 bars.
1/will I be able to climb harder than 6b+?
2/will I still have rocky bars on my list of chocolate favourites?