Well, in the last few weeks I have been really busy working flat out on the forthcoming North Wales Limestone Rockfax Guide.
It is due to be published next Spring, and as I am not planning to spend much time in Wales over the winter, I have been out on the Orme at every available opportunity, checking routes and crags and photographing everything in sight.
As well as that I have been beavering away on UKClimbing.com, as well as squeezing in some climbing of my own, but not that much, as I am actually still waiting for my finger to heal up. It still doesn’t like small holds, after my injury back in April. Big holds are fine though – so on with the cragging!
A weekend trip to Pembroke with James McHaffie was a reawakening – I had forgotten just how good Caff is.
Caff’s day 1 at Pembroke: E3, E5, E7, E6, E6, E3. All onsight. My arms were tired…! Caff was a bit disappointed it got dark so early and we couldn’t do more.
Day 2 was a little slower as we drank too much Broadside in the St Govan’s Inn on the Saturday night. Thank God I can out drink him!
Aside from that, I have been climbing a bit in North Wales, and even at Raven Tor in the Peak – managing to haul my ass up Body Machine with the added start.
I had a brief look at cleaning up some unfinished route business in Wales before I left, but Gribin Wall Climb was too much for me in my current ‘not tip top’ shape, and the DWS project on Anglesey was wet. I have one major unclimbed line still in mind in North Wales, so that is something to look forward to for next Spring.
I am currently in Stuttgart, then heading to Chamonix, then to Catalunya.
Email: Jack.geldard ( at) gmail.com