Frantic work has been the order of the day. I have been preparing for a few moths away from Wales, and this has meant getting all the data I can for the North Wales Limestone Guidebook I am writing, whilst still making sure UKClimbing.com has enough content to keep it fresh and active and looking good.
A tricky balance as ever.
The weather in Wales was luckily fantastic over the few weeks I wanted to fact check and photograph, enabling me to tick lots of crags off my list. I also managed a couple of days climbing too, one on the slate which was nice and warm in the autumnal sun.
Checking crags and routes for a guidebook isn’t like climbing for yourself, hence why I found myself in the Turdon Gorge!! It’s as turd as it sounds!
But a crag that isn’t turd is Pigeon’s cave. This super steep monster has been partially rebolted and offers great upside down routes in a seaside setting and has a 2 min walk-in! Result.
Unfortunately for every hour spent dangling around like this (see above photo) I have spent FAR more hours like this (see below photo).
But the guide is looking great and I have plenty to be getting on with over here in ‘Europe’.
For those who are interested, I have taken my dog Betty with me across the channel and I found that getting a passport was a little complex, but the ferry compnay actually had a great webpage with info on forthis sort of thing:
Anyway, that’s it for now, I am currently trying to get fit for a visit to Spain, during which my ambition is not to get burnt off too badly by James McHaffie. We shall see.
More photos to follow.
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