I met up with Elliot today at Kilnsey with the veiw of getting on anything my arms would cope with. After a good warm up I was feeling pretty good, so opted to try and onsight Balas E5 6b***. Elliot had put the draws in Witches Brew 7a+/b and kindly brush a lot of dirt, dust and other ming of the holds he could reach. Despite this, I was still over gripping on dirty holds. Put that together with the fact that it is surprisingly pumpy and physical for a groove, and the inevitable happened. The onsight was blew at the top, Gutted!!! I now wish I had done Frankie before this.
Taking a rest before it gets physical
Elliot made good progress on Witches Brew, but fluffed his sequence on his final redpoint. Next go should see him tick though.