The new Mallorca Rockfax guide has just been released and I got my hands on a copy last week.
I was in Mallorca a couple of years ago on a photo trip with Rockfax and then again last September on a Deep Water soloing trip. Consequently there are quite a few photographs of mine in the guide and also quite a few photos of me – including the cover!
The photo is by Mark Glaister and is of me at El Fumat. El Fumat is a huge crag with some single pitch sport routes that, whilst being 35m long, barely tickle the start of the rock. Also just around the corner, a continuation of the crag looks like it would give amazing trad climbing in a stunning setting – up to 5 pitches high and perfect limestone. You heard it here first!
I have just been on another photo-trip, this time to the Costa Blanca, which was a great success and am now back in Chamonix for a few weeks before the BMC International meet in Wales and also a Marmot Athletes meet also in Wales. Then back out to Chamonix for the summer.
The front cover of Mallorca also reminded me of this video review I did of the Marmot Tempo Jacket a couple of years ago – as that’s what I have got on in the photo. How cringy is it watching videos of yourself.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4030968 w=600&h=338]
The weather in Chamonix is really warm at the moment, so most people have now switched from winter sports back to rock climbing, which suits me fine. The first couple of weeks back on the rock are always hard after a big lay off, but the fitness is returning – hopefully in time to either climb a new route in Wales or at least clean up some unfinished business on one of my remaining projects. Time will tell.
Right – I’m off bouldering on some granite.
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