22 Jul 2007

Gondor 8c

Gondor is an amazing route. It is around 25m long and very sustained with hard moves from start to finish. I am so happy to have climbed this route becasue I didn't think I would be fit enough for such a hard sustained 8c, especially after all the bouldering comps. Now I am psyched to do the right hand variation called "Mordor" 9a. I hope I will be able to climb it this year with the start of Gondor fresh in my mind.

16 Jul 2007

British Bouldering Championships 2007

This was the best British comp I've been to. It was located in a big park in sheffield with loads of different activities going on. There were many climbers in the event and the boards were international style which made it fun to compete. I qualified in 3rd place behind Gaz and Steve. In the final I topped two problems and finished in 2nd position behind Gaz. Overall I was very pleased with the competition, however I didn't feel too strong in the final but I don't think i could of won the event as Gaz climbed super strong...respect. But now I am pleased to have a little break from the comps to get psyched out my tree for the world champs in Spain.

8 Jul 2007

Parisella's Cave

Went down to Parisella’s Cave today. It's been a long time since my last visit with Cassidy and was well impressed with the climbing there. I climbed "Trigger Cut" 2nd go and then got psyched for "Halfway House". I climbed it on my 5th go. I had a big rest and decided to try "Clyde". This is awesome and got close, falling matching out right. psyched to go back and finish it.

5 Jul 2007


Went to Slipstones today, felt very close to Cypher, I was sure that I was going to do it after my first go but then my skin started to roll and the holds didn't feel as good. I'm sure that my next visit will be successful.

3 Jul 2007

Boulder World Cups

Just got back to the Uk after competing in two boulder world cups, the first in Grindelwald and the second in Fierra. I made it through to the semi-finals in both events and finished 15th and 12th. psyched for some rock now. Staying in the UK for two weeks will hopefully climb on some limestone again before heading out to Austria to climb in Niederthai. So psyched to climb there again.