I've made the move back West and started settling into the 9-5 lifestyle. I'm relishing the chance to get back into shape now that I have some free time and a multitude of rock to explore. I started up a membership at the local gym and had a chance to check out one of the smaller bouldering areas just outside town. It had some good sized granite eggs a la Bishop, though more on the slabby side. It was a great opportunity to get my footwork dialed in on some micro-edges.
"Over all my trip was one of the best trips I’ve had. At first things were a bit grim in the Gramps. 10+ days of rain will get anyone down. But as soon as I was back in Sydney the sun was out and I climbed almost every day for the next 2 and a half weeks. Well I still had to put in some rest days but not that many. I needed to make up for time spent waiting to see it the rain would stop."
I’m just back in Belgium from the US. I’ve been in two different climbing areas, Squamish (Canada) and Rifle (Colorado). In January 2010 I bought my flight to the US and Canada and I decided to go on a climbing trip of two months on my own. This was the best decision I made in a long time. On the 7th of July it was time to go, I packed my stuff and jumped on the plane. After a long flight I stayed in Seattle for one night, the day after I went to Squamish by...
Sean's Roof - Peak District This tiny route was put up waaay back when lycra was still acceptable (the 90s) by Jerry Moffatt. Since then is has seen a few repeats, but over the last 10 years it has basically never dried out, therefore never had any real attention. Originally it was given french 8c til Malc Smith crushed it and said 8b+ maximum. Apparently it has lost some holds since then, making it a bit harder. Whatever, the climbing is brilliant, technical, sustained and horizontal!
Follow Mug’s Stump/Shipton-Tillman Grant winners, Dave Gottlieb and Joe Puryear on their 2010 Labuche Kang Expedition at the Climb Tibet blog. We’ll keep you updated on these awesome alpinists.
We arrived well in Oslo! But there was still a long way to go. We had to wait 1,5h to get a rented car. At the airport we met Daila Ojeda and we drove 6 hours till we reached the meeting point which was only 290km away. Finally we arrived at 2 am and met the rest of the German team, Jule Wurm, Jan Hojer, Christian Popien and Jeremias Groß and got a very nice fishsoop.