I’m just back from a 4 day meeting in Spain, close to Siurana, Margalef, and all those amazing places.
The meeting was with the members of ClimbWeb, which is a community of websites (of which UKClimbing.com are a member). We share information and most importantly have a similar ideal about how we want to report on climbing and work together.
We managed to do quite a few routes in between all the hard work…
This is a photo of me at Siurana, onsighting the classic route Mandragora (F7b+ – I think?). Unfortunately for me, I counted the number of bolts to the lower-off and only carried that amount of quickdraws. The lower-off I spotted was at two-thirds height and only meant for re-threading on the way down, as a normal rope won’t reach. This meant I had some spicy run-outs on the upper wall, as there was no way I was giving up just because I couldn’t clip. Thankfully there was a krab on the top belay otherwise I could have been in a bit of trouble! It would have been more of a Hawaii 100 than a Hawaii 50!
Thanks to everyone who made this trip so special.
The photo is by Alan James, the world’s best boss.
Email: Jack.geldard ( at) gmail.com